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There is no cure for fibromyalgia. Therefore, treatment focuses on reducing pain and other symptoms.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changes
Medications
Other treatment
Alternative 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_Info/Fibromyalgia/fibromyalgia_ff.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.



Last reviewed May 2014 by Michael Woods, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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