Researchers finally come at conclusion that the the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients is not stem from brain as earlier believed. After long research about the disease, which many doctors believed was due to patients’ imaginations. The Dilemma of Fibromyalgia has left millions of sufferers searching for hope in pain medications. Till now, many physicians thought that the disease was “imaginary” or psychological, but scientists have now found that the main source of pain stems from a most unlikely place- extra blood vessels in the hand.
The innovation may lead to new treatments and perhaps even a total cure in the future, bringing peace to as many as 5 million Americans having the disease.
To answer the Fibromyalgia secret, researchers zeroed in on the skin from the hand of one patient who had a lack of the sensory nerve fibers, producing a reduced response to pain. They then took skin samples from the hands of Fibromyalgia patients and were astonished to find an too much amount of a particular type of nerve fiber called arteriole-venule (AV) shunts.
Scientists had thought that these fibers were only liable for regulating blood flow, and did not play any role in pain sensation, but now its find that there is a direct link between these nerves and the extensive body pain that Fibromyalgia victims feel.
The advance innovation also could solve the lingering question of why many sufferers have very painful hands as well as other “tender points” throughout the body, and why cold weather appears to worsen the signs. Beside that to feeling extensive deep tissue pain, many Fibromyalgia patients also suffer from weakening fatigue.
Neuroscientist Dr. Frank L. Rice described: “We before thought that these nerve endings were only involved in regulating blood flow at a unintentional level, yet here we had signs that the blood vessel finishes could also add to our aware sense of touch… and also pain,” Rice said. “This mismanaged blood flow could be the source of muscular pain and achiness, and the sense of fatigue which are thought to be due to a build-up of lactic acid and low levels of inflammation fibromyalgia patients. This, in turn, could add to the hyperactivity in the brain.”
Now day’s treatments for the disease have not brought complete help to the millions of sufferers. Therapies include narcotic pain medicines; anti-seizure drugs, anti-depressants and even simple advice such as “get more sleep and exercise regularly.” Now that the reason of Fibromyalgia has been pinpointed, patients are looking forward to an ultimate treatment.
“When are they ever going to figure out that things are never “all in your head?” said one commenter. “Whenever something doesn’t fit in their little understanding, they depreciate the patient and tell them they are silly. People have hurt through this since they were developed. Recommending SSRIs for everything is not the answer any more than a lobotomy or hysterectomy was.”
The statement has the possibility to unlock better future treatments and certainly has patients all over the world rejoicing that the mystery of Fibromyalgia has finally been solved.