Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome in 2016

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.

Publication Date:

Pain Management, 6(4) 2016


Akiko Okifuji, PhD
Jeff Gao, MD
Christina Bokat, MD
Bradford D. Hare, MD

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify US FDA-approved pharmacological treatments for fibromyalgia.

  2. Discuss the use of opioids in the treatment of fibromyalgia.

  3. Describe nonpharmacological treatments for fibromyalgia.

  4. Identify potential barriers to the treatment of fibromyalgia.

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Course Number: 102293
Credit Hours: 1.25cr
Exam Fee: $8.71
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Format: Online Article
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