The idea being that the idea is that there are an excessive amounts of a type of nerve fiber (AV shunts) in patients with Fibro. More than a person without. That the blood flow is being mismanaged by the blood vessel endings contributing to our conscious sense of touch and pain. In a nut shell.
I am hopeful there will be further advances with this finding and a comprehensive treatment plan can begin the be developed because we are all suffering while we wait.
Of course now there will also be the ability to weed out who has fibro and has been misdiagnosed and although there will be some frustration in having been treating your symptoms as if they were fibro when it really wasn't..in the end it's better to find out for sure and have a true diagnosis and be able to move forward. I am hoping that we can have some great results with something a small and cost effective as hand massage or hand reflexology instead of lengthy expensive testing, biopsies and the like. Well, one can hope can't she?