Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome in 2016
Total CE Credit Hours: 1.25
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102293
About the Course:
Fibromyalgia is considered a prototypical example of a chronic pain syndrome characterized by pain centralization, amplification, and hypersensitivity. Despite comprising up to 20% of new rheumatology referrals, fibromyalgia 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 information regarding management of fibromyalgia to include medical treatment options and behavioral health approaches.
Pain Management, 6(4) 2016
Akiko Okifuji, PhD; Jeff Gao, MD; Christina Bokat, MD ; Bradford D. Hare, MD
Identify US FDA-approved pharmacological treatments for fibromyalgia.
Discuss the use of opioids in the treatment of fibromyalgia.
Describe nonpharmacological treatments for fibromyalgia.
Identify potential barriers to the treatment of fibromyalgia.
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