Study: Pain regulation function not normal in fibromyalgia

11/14/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A study reported at a rheumatology conference found through the use of PET and functional MRI scans that in patients with fibromyalgia, the brain's main pain inhibitory mechanisms, such as opioid receptors, are not working properly. This finding may shed light on why narcotic analgesics are not an effective treatment for some patients with the condition, researchers said.

View Full Article in:

MedPage Today (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Vice President, Science and Regulatory Affairs
American Beverage Association
Washington, DC
Senior Manager of Medical Management
Network Health
Medford, MA
MEDICAL SCIENCE LIAISON - 14000002RO
Abbott
Columbus, OH
Manager, Medical Management
Network Health
Medford, MA
Medical Director - Cataract
Abbott
Santa Ana, CA