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Auditory Neuropathy Journal

Fibromyalgia hypersensitivity non painful stimuli fm

Why do fibromyalgia patients hurt? The answer next… Hypersensitivity to nonpainful events may be part of pathology in fibromyalgia New research shows that patients with fibromyalgia have hypersensitivity to nonpainful events based on images of the patients’ brains, which show reduced activation in primary sensory regions and increased activation in sensory integration areas. Findings published in Arthritis Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), suggest that brain abnormalities in response to nonpainful sensory stimulation may cause the increased unpleasantness that patients experience in response to daily visual, auditory and tactile.

Stimulation. Comment: This report adds credence to the theory of central nervous system hyperactivity.

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