Symptoms of fibromyalgia tend to vary from person to person, except for one: frustration. Many sufferers are unified in their opinion that finding a fibromyalgia physician that recognizes what they’re going through is a challenging task. Being told “it’s all in your head” is common, especially when so few professionals understand it.
Yet, as many as 5 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, second only to osteoarthritis when it comes to muscular and skeletal disorders.
With its recent addition into our healthcare system’s ICD-10-CM for insurance billing, and the Social Security Administration’s acceptance of disability claims, more physicians will need to under that fibromyalgia is a real disorder, with real pain.
Seeking out a fibromyalgia doctor who understands your suffering is one of the first steps in successful treatment.