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Can a pain medicine specialist treat fibromyalgia?

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Yes. Pain medicine specialists come from a variety of fields, including internal medicine, neurology, orthopedic surgery, and psychiatry. A pain clinic may also have a team of physical therapists, nurses, and occupational therapists on staff to help treat your overall symptoms.

From: Do I Need a Fibromyalgia Specialist? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and Answers About Fibromyalgia."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"

Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia Treatment."

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association: "What is Fibromyalgia?"

American College of Rheumatology: "Fibromyalgia."

American Academy of Pain Medicine: "Patient Center."

FibroCenter.com: "Selecting the Right Doctor for Fibromyalgia Pain Relief."

New York Times : "What to Ask About Fibromyalgia."

Reviewed by David Zelman on August 20, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and Answers About Fibromyalgia."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"

Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia Treatment."

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association: "What is Fibromyalgia?"

American College of Rheumatology: "Fibromyalgia."

American Academy of Pain Medicine: "Patient Center."

FibroCenter.com: "Selecting the Right Doctor for Fibromyalgia Pain Relief."

New York Times : "What to Ask About Fibromyalgia."

Reviewed by David Zelman on August 20, 2017

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