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Can a rheumatologist treat fibromyalgia?

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Rheumatologists specialize in musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis and gout. Fibromyalgia isn't a form of arthritis and doesn't cause inflammation or damage to joints, muscles, or other tissues. But the symptoms someone with fibro feels are similar.

Rheumatologists often coordinate the types of care you'll need, so one could be your top choice for fibro treatment.

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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