Fibromyalgia in Primary Care

About the Course:

Fibromyalgia can be a debilitating chronic pain syndrome characterized by pain centralization, amplification, and hypersensitivity. Despite its increasing frequency in the general population, it remains a controversial condition and many sufferers spend frustrating years struggling to to receive a diagnosis and proper treatment for this condition that typically lacks objective confirmation of its presence and is commonly a diagnosis of exclusion. This article provides a useful guide for any clinician working in a primary care setting, and provides an overview of the condition and its treatment.

Publication Date:

Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice volume 45, 2018


Jay B. Higgs, MD

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss key concepts regarding the possible pathophysiology of fibromyalgia.

  2. Identify common symptoms and diagnostic strategies associated with fibromyalgia.

  3. Identify differential diagnoses of fibromyalgia.

  4. Describe key elements of fibromyalgia treatment.

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Course Number: 102287
Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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