Stress management can include self care, goal setting, guided imagery, hobbies and exercise, nature and yoga/meditation.

Stress can increase Pain Sensitivity

Stress can have an impact on how much pain you have. Several studies have found that individuals become more sensitive to pain when they feel stressed. One study showed that […]

Differences in brain activity among individuals with fibromyalgia and normal controls

Neurological Pain Signatures Differ in Individuals with Fibromyalgia

Most people with chronic pain wish that there was some way that others could see their pain. Researchers have come a step closer to this goal by identifying the brain […]

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How to Clear Your Mind Before Sleeping?

Most of us have experienced the frustration of not being able to fall asleep quickly. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation reports that about 40% of Americans have difficulty sleeping […]

Deep-Brain Stimulation for Pain and Depression

Deep-Brain Stimulation for Pain and Depression

Up to now, deep-brain stimulation has used an invasive technique to regulate the neural activity in targeted areas. However, recent advancements have targeted deep brain tissue using electromagnetic fields without […]

Why is it important to know which fibromyalgia treatment will work best for you?

Why is it important to know which fibromyalgia treatment will work best for you?

If you want to know if a medication is truly working for you, you often have to continue it for a considerable amount of time. The goal of chronic pain […]

What Fibromyalgia Treatments Will Work Best for You?

What fibromyalgia treatments will work best for you is currently more trial and error than science. Our goal is to identify which fibromyalgia patients will best respond to what treatments […]

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Why don’t fibromyalgia medications work consistently?

There are three FDA approved medications for the treatment of fibromyalgia: Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. These three medications have been shown to reduce pain and increase function in some people […]

Alcohol Worsens Brain Function

A study recently published The BMJ evaluated the cognitive effects of drinking with a long-term observational study. This study categorized 550 people based on their alcohol consumption into abstainers, light, […]

Take a Breath!

How about a peaceful state of mind? There are a cluster of nerve cells in your brainstem that connect breathing to relaxation, attention, excitement and anxiety. That’s what researchers at […]