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pain sensativity study

Wow, this is a good study...Study finds some are more sensitive to pain than others

A new brain-imaging study confirms some people are much more sensitive to pain than others and should help doctors in calibrating patients' descriptions of their pain.
Those who reported higher levels of pain showed increased activity in the primary somatosensory cortex, which tells the brain where a painful stimulus is located in the body and how intense it is, and in the anterior cingulate cortex, which is involved in processing the unpleasant feelings evoked by pain.

When doctors learn this kind of thing, it seems one step closer to them understand that people with Fibromyalgia or CFS aren’t just making this stuff up. And that’s a good thing. smile


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My mom has fibromyalgia and my stepdad has CFS, so this is good news. Thanks for mentioning it! I’m going to forward this to my mother to make sure she’s heard.

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