This is EXCELLENT. If you have fibromyalgia, read this!!! Can you relate?? I can!
(First in a series of three posts on recent developments in our understanding of Fibromyalgia pain from Cort Johnson’s Health Rising.)
we are bombarded with sensory information from all five senses – from the outside environment and from our awareness of our own bodily sensations. This constant bombardment would easily overload the conscious brain if mechanisms didn’t exist which filtered out ongoing and trivial sensory input and allowed us to focus instead on information important to survival or other behavioral goals.
Sensorimotor or sensory gating is the neurological mechanism that enables our brain to filter out and selectively attend to what’s important in the constant stream of incoming sensory information.
Besides pain, though, many of the other symptoms common to fibromyalgia (and chronic fatigue syndrome) … could all conceivably be linked to dysfunctions in…
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