LAS VEGAS – There’s no easy fix for fibromyalgia, a problem that seems to lurk in the gap between mind and body.
Pharmaceuticals don’t work too well, and patients usually stop taking them after a while. Physicians are often at a loss for what to try next.
Part of the problem, at least for now, is that fibromyalgia is a poor fit for the medical model; it may be time to reconsider it from a broader perspective, according to Dr. Brian Walitt, director of clinical pain research at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, in Bethesda, Md. He shared his insights – and a few tips for helping sufferers – in a video interview at the annual Perspectives in Rheumatic Diseases, held by Global Academy for Medical Education.
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