Treatments for Fibromyalgia

There is no cure for fibromyalgia. Therefore, treatment focuses on reducing pain and other symptoms.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsOther treatmentAlternative and complementary therapies

Currently, there are no surgical options for the treatment of fibromyalgia.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
  • Review Date: 10/2012 -
  • Update Date: 05/11/2013 -
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  • Fibromyalgia. The University of Chicago Medicine website. Available at: http://www.uchospitals.edu/online-library/content=P00051 . Accessed October 11, 2012.

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