Treatments for Fibromyalgia

There is no cure for fibromyalgia. Therefore, treatment focuses on reducing pain and other symptoms.Treatment involves the following:Lifestyle changesMedicationsOther treatmentAlternative and complementary therapies
Currently, there are no surgical options for the treatment of fibromyalgia.

References

Fibromyalgia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated August 10, 2012. Accessed October 11, 2012.

Fibromyalgia. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health%5FInfo/Fibromyalgia/fibromyalgia%5Fff.asp. Updated July 2011. Accessed October 11, 2012.

Fibromyalgia. The University of Chicago Medicine website. Available at: http://www.uchospitals.edu/online-library/content=P00051. Accessed October 11, 2012.

Fibromyalgia Network website. Available at: http://www.fmnetnews.com.

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