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Hyperactive brain networks can multiply fibromyalgia pain: Study

Hyperactive brain networks can multiply fibromyalgia pain: Study

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Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A new study reveals evidence that fibromyalgia patients have hypersensitive brain networks that multiply pain.Researchers at the University of Michigan and South Korea's Pohang University of Science and Technology reported evidence of a phenomenon called explosive synchronization in fibromyalgia patients.The chronic condition is characterized by widespread pain and a heightened response to pain, and the new study, published this week in Scientific Reports, suggests the associated pain may be magnified by the brain."For the first time, this research shows that the hypersensitivity experienced by chronic pain patients may result from hypersensitive brain networks," Dr. Richard Harris, an associate professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, said in a press rel...