Fibromyalgia Syndrome

2nd Edition

A Practitioner's Guide to Treatment

Print ISBN: 9780443072192
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 25th September 2003
Page Count: 368


Designed for anyone involved in the management of musculoskeletal pain, this practical guide to fibromyalgia syndrome and its treatment provides a multidisciplinary perspective on this multifaceted and frequently encountered syndrome. The updated and expanded 2nd edition rapidly distills contemporary research on the subject and relates it specifically to the problems of assessment, diagnosis, and management.

Key Features

  • Information on the diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia is provided with a quick and clear reference for dealing with a group of difficult to manage patients.
  • The latest research findings are included in one place, eliminating the need to scan through multiple journals.
  • All aspects of this multifaceted syndrome are addressed to help make a clear diagnosis and select the most appropriate management.
  • Complementary approaches to treatment include answers to the questions many patients ask.
  • Content is written by a well-known osteopath with contributions from other expert professionals — providing a multidisciplinary view of the problem and a variety of approaches to management.

Table of Contents

  1. The history and definition of fibromyalgia
    2. Fibromyalgia's symptom patterns: Causes or effects?
    3. Conditions associated with fibromyalgia
    4. The causes of fibromyalgia: various hypotheses explored
    5. Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia compared
    6. Acupuncture treatment of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain
    7. Interdisciplinary pain management in fibromyalgia
    8. Differential diagnosis: myofascial pain syndrome.
    9. Microcurrent therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia.
    10. The metabolic rehabilitation of fibromyalgia patients
    11. Integration: what seems to be helping?
    12. Fibromyalgia: treating associated conditions
    13. Bodywork approaches to fibromyalgia
    14. A fibromyalgia protocol
    15. Strain/counterstrain self-treatment for some FMS tender points
    Appendix: Keeping a record


No. of pages:
© Churchill Livingstone 2003
Churchill Livingstone
Paperback ISBN: