Biology and therapy of fibromyalgia. Functional magnetic resonance imaging findings in fibromyalgia.


Journal Article (Review)

Techniques in neuroimaging such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have helped to provide insights into the role of supraspinal mechanisms in pain perception. This review focuses on studies that have applied fMRI in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in the processing of pain associated with fibromyalgia. This article provides an overview of the nociceptive system as it functions normally, reviews functional brain imaging methods, and integrates the existing literature utilizing fMRI to study central pain mechanisms in fibromyalgia.

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Cited Authors

  • Williams, DA; Gracely, RH

Published Date

  • January 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 224 -

PubMed ID

  • 17254318

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17254318

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1478-6362

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1478-6354

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/ar2094


  • eng