Neural Signature for Fibromyalgia May Aid Diagnosis and Treatment
In the link below you will find a press release regarding really interesting research and builds upon previous similar work and findings. It is wonderful to further illustrate again the fact that this condition is a central nervous system (CNS) issue, not a peripheral (muscle and other soft-tissue) one. However, I always wonder how accurately the researchers select who is in their fibromyalgia (FM) subject group and who is their control group, given the lacking diagnostic criteria and strong prevalence of misdiagnosis. Basically, in all of the research studies I read I continue to strongly question if researchers are really parsing out only classic FM subjects as being those having FM, or are they dragging in various pseudo-FM subjects (false FM diagnosis), finding interesting information, but on sub-sets of patients with various different disorders and not findings unique to actual classic FM? The number of people in this study is still pretty small also.
- David Brady