Fibromyalgia is the most common cause of chronic musculoskeletal pain. It's usually accompanied by chronic myofascial pain, and these diseases painfully restrict movement. Patients often suffer for years and spend thousands of dollars on pain remedies before receiving an accurate diagnosis. Building on the treatment and self-help guide pioneered in the original book, this new edition examines the latest advances in research and medication, and it provides an index of knowledgeable practitioners. The first edition of this title has sold over 232,000 copies to date.
Devin Starlanyl is director of the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Institute and author of The Fibromyalgia Advocate.
Writer Mary Ellen Copeland suffers from the ailment. She has written several books, including The Depression Workbook.