ISSN 1302-0234 | E-ISSN 1308-6316
Management Approaches in Fibromyalgia Syndrome
1 İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye  
Türk Fiz Tıp Rehab Derg 2012; 58: 136-142
DOI: 10.4274/tftr.53244
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Key Words: Fibromyalgia syndrome, pharmacological treatment, non-pharmacological treatment

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a multisystem disorder, characterized by

widespread pain that is usually associated with hyperalgesia and allodynia.

Comorbidities such as fatigue, stiffness, insomnia, depression and anxiety

make its classification and treatment difficult. The confluence of pain and

other symptoms and conditions such as fatigue, depression, sleep

disturbance and cognitive dysfunction contribute to the reduced function

and quality of life in patients with FMS. Clinical trials have shown that

optimum benefit may be obtained only with therapeutic strategies

including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions

taking into consideration pain severity, symptoms and functional status.

The aim of this review was to summarize the current literature on

pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of FMS as well as to

evaluate the evidence of the value of the available treatment interventions.

Turk J Phys Med Re hab 2012;58:136-42.

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