Reference Summary

X-Plain Fibromyalgia Reference Summary Introduction Fibromyalgia is a common condition that causes pain and fatigue in the muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons.


Connie Teng, M.D. February 4, 2008 Fibromyalgia Introduction Fibromyalgia was initially described in France and England in the mid-nineteenth century, and is now thought to be the most common cause of chronic generalized musculoskeletal pain in females between 20 and 55 years old.

Frequently Asked Questions.

page 1 F requently A sked q uestions U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health 1-800-994-9662 TDD: 1-888-220-5446 Fibromyalgia Q: What is fibromyalgia?


Fibromyalgia Page 1 Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is an often misunderstood—even unrecognized—disorder that causes widespread muscle pain and tenderness which tends to come and go and move about the body.

Medical Treatment Guidelines

Medical Treatment Guidelines Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Fibromyalgia Purpose Fibromyalgia is a complex pain disorder that raises many questions for providers, particularly as to whether this condition is related to the industrial insurance system.


Fibromyalgia Definition: What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia refers to a condition with a constellation of symptoms that include widespread aching, stiffness, fatigue, and the presence of specific body tender points.


Fibromyalgia Diagnosis/Condition: Fibromyalgia ICD-9 Codes: 729.1 Origination Date: 8/2000 Review/Revised Date: 10/2009 Next Review Date: 10/2011 Discipline: DC, ND, LAc Chronic syndrome of widespread pain in muscles and other connective tissues associated with characteristic soft tissue tender ...

Technology Assessment

ACUPUNCTURE FOR THE TREATMENT OF FIBROMYALGIA The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Center for Practice and Technology Assessment June 5, 2003 INTRODUCTION The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) commissioned an expedited review of the literature on acupuncture for ...

What Is Fibromyalgia?

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases National Institutes of Health 1 AMS Circle Bethesda, MD 20892-3675 Phone: 301-495-4484 Toll free: 877-22-NIAMS TTY: 301-565-2966 Fax: 301-718-6366 Email ...


05/09/2000 FIBROMYALGIA: TRAUMA AND DISABILITY BY: STEVEN P. KRAFCHICK Since 1990, Fibromyalgia has been recognized as a distinct diagnosis by the American College of Rheumatology.

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