Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Show Neurobiological Similarities

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common chronic inflammatory disorder. Fibromyalgia, a very common disorder, is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Managing pain can be difficult for both of these disorders.

According to a study in Nature Reviews Rheumatology, advanced imaging techniques are now showing neurobiological alterations in patients with RA that are similar to those seen in fibromyalgia, leading to possible new options for treatment.

SOURCE: Nature Reviews Rheumatology