Fibromyalgia causes patients to experience widespread pain, altered cognition and sleep dysfunction. Because fibromyalgia lacks a clear-cut objective method to confirm its diagnosis, it often takes several years, doctors and misdiagnoses before fibromyalgia is confirmed, however; researchers may be getting closer to identifying neurophysiological markers that are diagnostic of fibromyalgia.
To provide a diagnostic marker, researchers recently used a multisensory approach to identify a brain signature that distinguishes individuals with fibromyalgia from those without. "Tor Wager, PhD, director of the cognitive and effective neuroscience laboratory and professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience and the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and author of the study, said, “Abnormal responses to multisensory events was the strongest individual predictor of whether a person had fibromyalgia. This suggests it is a systemic, rather than pain specific, neurological disorder.”"
This brain signature not only expels the idea that fibromyalgia is a made up disease. This may also point towards more direct treatment methods for fibromyalgia. The use of MRI can be used to observe brain patterns in real time when patients with fibromyalgiqa are experiencing pain and multisensory stimulation may allow patients to be diagnosed using objective measures.
For years, Naturopathic physicians have been successful with treating fibromyalgia because they identify the root cause of disease vs. treating symptoms. What's underneath fibromyalgia?
- Elevated lead levels
- Viral loads - Epstein-Barr, Mycoplasma Pneumonia, Chlamydia Pneumonia and other viruses
- Lyme and other co-infections
- Mitochondrial damage - current and inherited
- Detox pathway damage
- Genomic differences with defects on specific SNP's
- Chemical Exposures
- Chronic Stress
- ImmunoDeficiency - chronic and acute
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Cheryl Zigr and Reviewed by Christopher Gharibo, MD, Medical Director of Pain Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY. (n.d.). Is There a Fibromyalgia. Retrieved August, 2017, from https://www.medpagetoday.com/resource-center/contemporary-fibromyalgia-approaches/brain-signature/a/65240?xid=NL_MPT_IRXFibromyalgia_2017-07-29&eun=g1124734d0r