Fibromyalgia (FM) is often associated with profound suffering on the part of patients and can be quite challenging to the clinician to treat/manage. This talk will provide demographic information about FM as well as a brief summary of current research supporting putative peripheral and central nervous system mechanisms underpinning this condition. Multiple approaches have been used to diagnose FM and these methods will be reviewed and clarified for a clinical audience. Multi-modal treatment is considered optimal for the long-term management of FM and a variety of pharmacological as well as non-pharmacological options are available. This talk will review some of the evidence supporting these options and will describe how best to craft a logical treatment plan taking into account the needs of the individual patient.
Disclosure of Interest D. Williams Consultant for: Health Focus, Inc.