According to Dr. Frank L. Rice, a neuroscientist, science previously though that these nerve endings were involved in the regulation of blood flow. However, the research showed that they can also contribute to the conscious sense of touch. “This poorly managed blood flow can be the source of discomfort and muscle aches and a sense of fatigue, presumably due to an accumulation of lactic acid and low levels of inflammation in patients with fibromyalgia. This, in turn, can contribute to hyperactivity in the brain,” says Dr. Rice. The current treatment for fibromyalgia hasn’t brought relief to every patient. The common therapies are narcotic analgesic, anticonvulsants and antidepressants as well as simple tips such as sleeping more and exercising regularly. However, now that the cause of the condition has been discovered, patients can look forward to a possible cure. “When there is something that does not fit into their understanding, some doctors underestimate their patients and tell them that they are crazy. The prescription of SSRIS against fibromyalgia is not the answer – it was nothing more than a lobotomy or hysterectomy,” says one of the scientist involved in the study. The study is very promising and offers a better future for the unfortunate patients suffering from fibromyalgia.