Chronic pain: changes to the brain

I feel this study that came out of Australia has some important lessons for us to think about for our coping with chronic pain and that is why I felt the need to mention it. As well as some previous research I remember coming across. Chronic pain can change the way your brain processes emotion, … Continue reading Chronic pain: changes to the brain

The Cerebral Cortex – Dr. Todd Schwedt

Fascinating article...by Nancy Bonk on Health¬†Central "Another study used a white moving dot pattern on a black background to visually stimulate the subjects, showing the Migraine group had a stronger activation in the middle temporal complex (motion sensitive region) compared to the non-Migraine group. These studies support the idea that Migraineurs have enhanced reaction to … Continue reading The Cerebral Cortex – Dr. Todd Schwedt

MRI brain scans show FM ‘brain signature’

In the study¬†found the journal of Pain August 31, 2016 it looks like they may have found a way to diagnosis Fibromyalgia using MRI scans. They identified a brain signature that specifically characterizes fibromyalgia central pathophysiology at the neural system level using fMRI. The study included 37 FM patients matched with 35 healthy controls; and … Continue reading MRI brain scans show FM ‘brain signature’