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This client had a 15 year history of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Note the multiple focal regions of increased heat consistent with myofascial pathology and correlating with the client's areas of tenderness and pain.      - Courtesy of Dr. William Amalu


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Fibromyalga Network


  • Explain the pathophysiology of Fibromyalgia, including the (1) biochemical, (2) metabolic, and (3) immunoregulatory abnormalities associated with fibromyalgia.
  • Describe the diagnostic criteria, clinical presentation and the conditions most commonly associated with fibromyalgia.
  • Discuss the various treatment modalities most commonly used for fibromyalgia, including:
    • medications
    • rehabilitation
    • complementary and alternative medicine
    • lifestyle modifications
  • Describe the accommodations ideas most useful for patients with FMS, including solutions that attend to:
    • concentration issues
    • depression and anxiety
    • fatigue/weakness
    • fine and gross motor impairment
    • migraine headaches
    • skin and temperature sensitivity
    • sleep disorder


    Article 1

    Diagnosing Fibromyalgia Saves Money

    Article 2

    Fibromyalgia - eMedicine

    Article 3a

    Pathophysiology – Wikipedia

    Article 3b

    Causation Hypotheses

    Article 4

    Criteria for Diagnosis

    Article 5

    Overlaps with Fibromyalgia

    Article 6

    Symptoms and Diagnosis

    Article 7

    Reduced Hippocampal Function in Fibromyalgia

    Article 8

    Study Links Fibromyalgia to Metabolic Disease

    Article 9

    Fibromyalgia Treatment Options

    Article 10

    Three Medications to Consider

    Article 11

    FDA Approves FIRST Drug for Treating Fibromyalgia

    Article 12

    FDA Approves SECOND Drug to Treat Fibromyalgia

    Article 13

    Savella (milnacipran) FDA-Approved for Fibromyalgia

    Article 14

    Researchers Study Lyrica/Seroquel Combo Therapy

    Article 15

    Placebo Treatments: Misleading and Potentially Harmful

    Article 16

    CAM and Fibromyalgia At a Glance

    Article 17

    Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Fibromyalgia Syndrome

    Article 18a

    Why Disability Testing for Fibromyalgia is often Misleading: Advice for Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients and their Disability Team.

    Article 18b

    Medically Determinable Impairment Requirements for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

    Article 19

    Tips for Winning a Fibromyalgia or CFS Disability Case…and…What actually happens at a Social Security Disability Hearing?


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