Lack of Treatment for Fibromyalgia: Blame the Health Care System and Not Your Doctors

In today’s broadcast we will cover why so many Fibromyalgia patients are in dismay regarding their lack of progress, why the current health care system is not set up to deal with multifaceted problems such as fibromyalgia, and why your frustration should not be directed against your doctors.
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1.Management of fibromyalgia syndrome in 2016.
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8.Efficacy of mirtazapine for the treatment of fibromyalgia without concomitant depression: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase IIa study in Japan.
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9.Decrease of fear avoidance beliefs following person-centered progressive resistance exercise contributes to reduced pain disability in women with fibromyalgia: secondary exploratory analyses from a randomized controlled trial.
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11.The Role and Importance of Small Fiber Neuropathy in Fibromyalgia Pain.
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12.Reduced dermal nerve fiber diameter in skin biopsies of patients with fibromyalgia.
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14.Small fiber neuropathy in women with fibromyalgia. An in vivo assessment using corneal confocal bio-microscopy.
Ramírez M, Martínez-Martínez LA, Hernández-Quintela E, Velazco-Casapía J, Vargas A, Martínez-Lavín M.
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