Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic debilitating condition leading you to feel pain and tenderness throughout your body. In addition to chronic widespread pain, you may have depression, chronic fatigue, sleep dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome, temporomandibular disorder or chronic headache. Current treatments can help people control pain, but a complete recovery is rare, especially because…Details
BaP was born with the aim of improving the quality of life of patients suffering from chronic pain.
The failure of pharmacological and surgical interventions to control pain is evident in patients with drug-resistant and refractory pain. This indicates the need for a paradigm shift in pain management, from a diagnostic-based strategy to one based on the knowledge of the mechanisms that explain why pain becomes chronic.
At BaP we understand pain as a complex experience influenced by psychological, biological, and social factors. Therefore, we propose a comprehensive evaluation of the central nervous system responses and brain plasticity mechanisms that explain chronic pain, with the aim of identifying biomarkers and developing more individualized and specialized intervention strategies adapted to patient profiles.
In addition, we are interested in testing alternative treatments for pain control, based primarily on neuromodulation techniques. They are innovative, cost-effective, and easily integrated into health care services, and can be applied both in health centers and in the patient’s own home.