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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.
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Fibromyalgia. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health%5FInfo/Fibromyalgia/default.asp. Updated August 2012. Accessed August 8, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 09/2015
- Update Date: 09/17/2014