Chronic Pain — 10 May 2013

canada flagBy Celeste Cooper, RN

New guidelines for the treatment of fibromyalgia in Canada were released this week in Winnipeg at the annual meeting of the Canadian Pain Society.  The Canadian Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome fall on the heels of the American Academy of Rheumatology’s preliminary diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia, which was modified after it was criticized by some physicians.

Are the new guidelines the same, similar, or different?

And why does it matter for fibromyalgia patients? Will doctors treat you differently north and south of the border?

Read more at National Pain Report.


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