American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Live a Full Life with Fibro

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that affects 10 million Americans, but it is often misunderstood. According to a recent survey conducted by the American Osteopathic Association, many patients delay diagnosis and treatment because of a fear that they will be perceived as "faking" the disease.

Beyond this stigma, patients can relieve the symptoms of this condition with treatment and lead full lives. The first step is talking to a physician who can develop an individualized approach to managing your symptoms. With the support of a physician, as well as friends and family, you can live an active life with fibromyalgia.

 

 Talking with Your Physician

 

Take the first step to your full life with these tools for speaking with your physician:

 

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