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Fibromyalgia Pain Isn’t All In Patients’ Heads, New Brain Study Finds

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June 7, 2002
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University Of Michigan Health System
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A new brain-scan study confirms scientifically what fibromyalgia patients have been telling a skeptical medical community for years: They’re really in pain. In fact, the study finds, people with fibromyalgia say they feel severe pain, and have measurable pain signals in their brains, from a gentle finger squeeze that barely feels unpleasant to people without the disease.

ANN ARBOR, MI – A new brain-scan study confirms scientifically what fibromyalgia patients have been telling a skeptical medical community for years: They’re really in pain.


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University Of Michigan Health System. (2002, June 7). Fibromyalgia Pain Isn’t All In Patients’ Heads, New Brain Study Finds. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/06/020607073056.htm
University Of Michigan Health System. "Fibromyalgia Pain Isn’t All In Patients’ Heads, New Brain Study Finds." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/06/020607073056.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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