The Mystery of Fibromyalgia Is Finally Solved: Here’s The Main Cause of Fibromyalgia – Fatigue and Related Pain!
It was discovered by scientists that fibromyalgia is not actually in the head of the patient. It comes as a result of pathology in the nerve fibers located around certain blood vessel structures in the palms.
It is a disorder that is characterized by musculoskeletal pain that spreads throughout the body and it is accompanied by mood problems, sleep ad fatigue. It is believed by researchers that fibromyalgia increases the painful feeling by affecting how your brain actually processes all the pain signals.
Some of the symptoms start with surgery, physical trauma, significant psychological stress or infection. In certain cases, these symptoms can slowly accumulate during time without any causing event.
Fibromyalgia can also exist along with other painful conditions including:
– Migraine or other type of headache;
– Irritable bowel syndrome;
– Temporomandibular joint disorders;
– Painful bladder syndrome or interstitial cystitis.
Some of the causes can be:
– Physical and/or emotional trauma;
Other risk factors are:
– Family history;
– Other disorders;
– Your sex.
This is completely opposite of the popular belief that the disease does not come from the brain. This result can mark the end of a mystery that is very old. The mystery that a lot of doctors think is conjured in their patients’ imagination.
Unfortunately, because of the mystery of this disease a lot of people have suffered and they were looking for hope in medicine and pharmaceutical pain-relievers. It was recently discovered that the main pain source is the excess blood vessels that are in the palms of the hands.
The Integrated Tissue Dynamics LLC and its scientists carried out one study where they showed that all of these nerve fibers that people thought were included only in the regulation of the blood flow in the skin were the reason for the sensing pain and touch.
They zeroed in on the hand skin of one patient with lack of sensory nerve fiber and this led to a reduced reaction to pain. Later, they used skin samples from the hands of people who had fibromyalgia. They discovered a big amount of a certain kind of nerve fiber which is also known as AV (arteriole-venule) that shunts at certain sites in the skin blood vessels.
The conclusion was that there is a powerful correlation between the nerve fibers and all the body pain which is felt by the people who suffer from fibromyalgia.
This is a huge breakthrough and it can solve the question why many patients with fibromyalgia experience extremely painful hands, foot, and other “tender spots” in their body. Also it can solve the question why the symptoms can get worse if the weather is cold. Actually, most people who suffer from fibromyalgia have a widespread deep tissue pain and it is accompanied by debilitating fatigue.
Dr. Frank L. Rice, who is a neuroscientist, said that in the past they believed that all of these nerve fibers were included in regulation of blood flow at a subconscious level. However, they discovered that the endings of the blood vessel can also result in conscious sense of touch and pain. Moreover, this mismanaged blood flow can cause muscular pain and aches. Additionally, the sense of fatigue can be caused by low inflammation levels and lactic acid build-up acid among people who have fibromyalgia. In the end, this can cause brain hyperactivity.
Certain fibromyalgia treatments do not bring total relief to most patients. The treatments include narcotic pain medicines, anti-depressants; anti-seizure medications and some of the advices are to get enough sleep and regular exercise.
However, the good news is that the latest finding might result in completely new treatment and it could find a cure in the future, which will bring relief to more than 5 million Americans who have problems with fibromyalgia.