The Guardian Newspaper – Fibromyalgia study chosen as one the year’s top 10 science stories, chosen by scientists

We are pleased to announce that one of our  Pain Reserach Institue publications has been chosen by leading scientists as one of the top 10 science stories for an article in The Guardian Newspaper. The King’s College led study, in collaboration with us here at the Pain Research Institute University of Liverpool and the Karolinska Institute, shows that many of the symptoms in fibromyalgia syndrome are caused by antibodies increasing the activity of pain-sensing nerves

Fibromyalgia – characterised by widespread pain, crippling fatigue and emotional distress – affects 1 in 40 people, predominantly women, but has no known cause or cure. Like many other chronic pain conditions, it is considered a “functional neurological disorder”, best explained by differences in how the brain processes and attends to pain signals. The current treatments therefore include CBT and stepped exercise, but have limited efficacy. A King’s College-led study published in 2021 may change all of that.

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