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Canadian guidelines for fibromyalgia

Fibro Daily June 18, 2013

One million Canadians have fibromyalgia, so to help family and doctors diagnose and treat fibromyalgia, physicians from McGill University Health Centre and the University of Calgary have published guidelines for managing the condition.

Though fibromyalgia is usually diagnosed by rheumatologists, because many patients aren’t able to receive treatment from a specialist, the role of diagnosing fibromyalgia falls to primary care physicians. In the guidelines, the authors provide tools for diagnosis and long-term condition management, recommending exercise, relaxation techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy as treatment, in addition to tailored medication.

Read more: New Canadian Guidelines for Treating Fibromyalgia

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