Not every doctor understands fibromyalgia well -- yet it's critical to find one who is up to date on the latest fibromyalgia treatment and research. Wherever you live, you'll have to do some research to find a health care provider who is the best fit for you.
Here's the good news: "It's easier now to find someone to treat fibromyalgia," says Kim Jones, PhD, associate professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing and Medicine in Portland.
"Fibromyalgia has come a long way...
Pain management programs can be helpful too. These
typically include a team of doctors, counselors, physical therapists, nurses, and pharmacists who
can help you develop a strategy for pain management. Your personal program may
include medicines, complementary therapies, diet, exercise, and counseling.