Brain Stimulation May Ease Pain of Fibromyalgia, Help With Fatigue

Brain Stimulation May Ease Pain of Fibromyalgia, Help With Fatigue
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can ease pain and fatigue, and improve quality of life as an add-on treatment for people with fibromyalgia who do not respond to common pain medications, a study suggested. Based on these findings, which included better responses in people with more severe pain, its researchers recommend larger studies to investigate the mechanism of action and long-term benefits of tDCS in fibromyalgia patients.  The study, “Effects of add-on transcranial direct current stimulation on pain in Korean patients with fibromyalgia,” was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Widespread pain, along with distress, fatigue, and sleep disturbances, are hallmarks of fibromyalgia. The disorder is thought to be associated with changes in pain and sensory processing in the central nervous system, which includes brain and
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