Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Fibromyalgia Pain Type: Hyperalgesia

Hyperalgesia is the medical term for pain amplification in FMS. Our
brains appear to take normal pain signals and "turn up the volume,"
making them more severe than they would normally be. That appears to
happen through a complex process involving high levels of brain activity
in the pain centers, not enough serotonin, and too much glutamate.

The important thing to remember about hyperalgesia is that it doesn't directly cause pain, it makes existing pain worse. If you have arthritis, myofascial pain syndrome,
or other sources of chronic pain, it's important to treat those
conditions aggressively. That gives your brain less to amplify, and can
often quiet down your other symptoms as well.

Fibromyalgia Pain Type: Hyperalgesia

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