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Finding Help: Fibromyalgia Pain and Treatment

Finding Help: Fibromyalgia Pain and Treatment

In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease. The first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia pain in 2005.

“Fibromyalgia is a generalized soft tissue pain syndrome characterized by widespread

Finding Help for Fibromyalgia

In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease; the first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia in 2005.

“Fibromyalgia is a generalized soft tissue pain syndrome characterized by widespread or

What Is Fibromyalgia?

What Is Fibromyalgia?

What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is viewed as a rheumatic condition (like arthritis), even though it doesn’t cause inflammation or joint damage. Hallmark fibromyalgia symptoms include fatigue and chronic pain from “tender points”—places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs that hurt when touched.

Other fibromyalgia symptoms include trouble sleeping,

A Safer Route to Pain Relief

It’s a battle cry those struggling with arthritis hear on a daily basis: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can ease your pain. But, if ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) and naproxen (Aleve®, Naprosyn®) and other NSAIDs have offered little to no relief, you may think the next natural step is a prescription narcotic

Understanding Fibromyalgia’s Chronic Influence

Once upon a time, fibromyalgia was doubted as a true medical condition. Now fibromyalgia is recognized as the second most common rheumatic disorder after osteoarthritis (OA).
Carmen Gota, MD, a fibromyalgia expert at Cleveland Clinic, explains the challenges of diagnosing and treating this chronic disease.
First, we must wait
Fibromyalgia, like many

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