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Doctors are using sophisticated, expensive brain scans like the SPECT scan to target areas of brain dysfunction in FMS patients. Jay Goldstein, M.D., found a marked reduction in blood flow to the right hemisphere of the brain. Another researcher, James Mountz, M.D., found a decreased blood flow to the caudate nuclei section, which has connections to the brain's limbic system and may be involved in memory/concentration problems and pain regulation. The higher the pain score was, the more the blood flow was shown to be reduced. (Source: Taking Charge of Fibromyalgia, by Julie Kelly, M.S., R.N., and Rosalie Devonshire, M.S.W.)

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