Fibromyalgia is Real
Not the Last Word: Fibromyalgia is Real was the title of a recent article published in Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research (December 2015). It was music to my ears to see that the orthopedic community is engaged in dialogue that acknowledged “..fibromyalgia has an entry in the 10th edition of the The International Classifications of Disease (ICD-10)” and that “…ICD-10 is the gold standard”. The article goes on to say “Let us imagine a world where doctors did not have to worry about their clinical productivity..” and that “…in that world, a patient presenting with widespread pain, sleep disturbances and tender points gets our sympathy and our attention without recrimination”. While the debate among orthopedists, rheumatologists, and other specialties continues we applaud these comments. At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA in Greenville, SC we also go a step further; we look for the root cause of disease in people with chronic widespread pain, including fibromyalgia. We also work toward reversing the signs of symptoms associated with that pain with the goal of adding quality back into life. Learn more about treat diagnosis and treatment options for fibromyalgia at piedmontpmr.com.