Exercise First in Treating Fibromyalgia

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Following a careful review of current evidence, a multidisciplinary group from 12 European countries, has unanimously endorsed the use of exercise as the first line of treatment for fibromyalgia. Exercise is very beneficial in pain management, and improves physical functioning and well-being--and is readily available, relatively low cost, and has few safety concerns. These new recommendations place lesser emphasis on medications.

PositiveChoices: Early diagnosis, good patient education, and the maintenance of physical activity increase the likelihood of good outcomes in fibromyalgia.