Fibromyalgia Treatment

If you have fibromyalgia, it will take some time to find the treatment that works best. While there is no single treatment at present, there is no cure, there are good treatments available with the goal of obtaining to the best possible level of quality of life.

Individualized Approach

Each person's treatment program needs to be individualized because what works for one may not work for the other. The best approach in this case is the team approach, utilizing the expertise of medical doctors, physiotherapists, rheumatologists and other health professionals - especially the person with FM - all working together.

Since fibromyalgia and other chronic illness that have associated muscular pain are acknowledged more than in former years, clinics that specialize in pain and other clinics that specialize in arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, including fibromyalgia, have been established all over the country.

It is possible to gather a team of professionals in such a clinic who can work together with the individual to tailor a program that works.


Medications are available to relieve pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms. The first FDA approved fibromyalgia medicine was Pregabalin (Lyrica). Over the years a greater variety of medications have been developed and approved for this condition.

Alternative treatments are also available. Such therapies as massage, Pilates and Feldenkrais, chiropractic, acupuncture and dietary supplements are all possibilities.

Keep in mind that fibromyalgia treatments don't eliminate pain completely. The aim of treatment is to reduce your suffering and increase your enjoyment of life. 


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1. What to Expect
2. Fibro treatment
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