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.

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