Neural signature emerges in fibromyalgia

An MRI study has pinpointed three neurological patterns that are common to people with fibromyalgia.

These patterns distinguish fibromyalgia patients from healthy controls with 93% accuracy, the study authors say.

The researchers looked at brain activity in a group of 37 fibromyalgia patients and 35 matched healthy controls who were exposed to pressure pain as well as non-painful visual, auditory and tactile cues.