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Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Fibromyalgia Syndrome provided by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor (.pdf)
American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association (AFSA) funds research for NIH grants to study fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Arthritis Foundation — Fibromyalgia: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"
Excerpt from "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fibromyalgia: Quick and Easy Tips for Feeling Better", by Lynne Matallana, ImmuneSupport.com. ( Buy the book…)
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA)
American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) is the oldest and largest national membership organization of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) practitioners and supporters that serves to advance the profession and practice of AOM.
American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) The practice of pain medicine is multidisciplinary in approach, incorporating modalities from various specialties to ensure the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of the pain patient. AAPM members represent a variety of origins including anesthesiology, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physiatry, psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience.
Musculoskeletal Pain – Cleveland Clinic Musculoskeletal pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. It can be acute (having a rapid onset with severe symptoms) or chronic (long-lasting). Musculoskeletal pain can be localized in one area, or widespread.
"Fibromyalgia", by Justin Wasserman, MD, 2004 (.pdf)
Fibromyalgia from the American College of Rheumatology, 2013 update.
Fibromyalgia: An "Invisible" Disability
Fibromyalgia Fact Sheet from the Office on Women's Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Chronic fatigue syndrome from the Office on Women's Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services "
Differential diagnosis: myofascial pain", in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner's Guide to Treatment, by Jan Dommerholt, PT, MPS and Tamer S. Issa, PT, DPT (.pdf)
(625.5 KB .pdf) from the National Fibromyalgia Partnership, Inc. Fibromyalgia Monograph: Fibromyalgia: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Research
National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) source for what's new in fibromyalgia research and education
National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association Connect with people dealing with the same issues. Resources include support groups by state.
Public Witness Testimony on Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), to The House Appropriation's Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies by Ronald C. Kramis, Ph.D. – January 29, 1998 PDF of Congressional testimony PDF of Congressional testimony (166 KB .pdf) "
Myofascial pain and fibromyalgia: Diagnosis and treatment", by Robert Gerwin, M.D. neurologist specializing in pain and rehabilitation medicine (.pdf) Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Jan 1 1998.
ActiveForever.com provides a wide variety of resources for Assistive Devices that can help people maintain their independence and active lifestyle. Products include electrotherapy TENS and EMS units and supplies, and other items for sports medicine and physical therapy rehabilitation.
American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) "
A Review of Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia—Factors That Promote Their Persistence", by Robert D. Gerwin, MD (.pdf)
Bethesda Physiocare Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, DAAPM
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) information from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
Computer Ergonomics and Repetitive Strain Injury Provides many resources about typing injury, RSI, CTS "
Control over brain activation and pain learned by using real-time functional MRI", a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 13 December 2005 (online). "
Dry Needling in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice", in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice, by Jan Dommerholt, PT, MPS (.pdf) "
Dry Needling: Getting to the Point" by Eric Ries | May 2015 from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) New The
Egoscue Method for non-medical pain relief
Feldenkrais Method a treatment that is used by some who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) or Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI)
A Yoga Sequence to Help You Commit to Daily Practice New
"Yoga for Health", from NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, March 2020 New
Yoga Health Benefits from the U.S. National Library of Medicine New "
Myofascial trigger points: an evidence-informed review", in Journal of Manual Manipulative Therapy, by Jan Dommerholt, PT, MPS and C. Bron, JLM Franssen (.pdf)
National Headache Foundation "
Pain in the Senior Citizen", by Robert Gerwin, MD (.pdf)
Pain & Injury Center of Greater Washington Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Rockville, MD New
The Pain Treatment Center of Greater Washington, Bethesda, MD New
Practical Pain Management online zine New "
Pressing Need: Flatten Myofascial Pain Syndrome with Manual Therapy", by Susan Birk (.pdf) "
Treatment of Shoulder Pain", by Robert Gerwin, MD (.pdf) "
Vitamin D Deficiency" associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain, by Robert Gerwin, MD "
Whiplash Is More Than a Pain in the Neck", by Robert Gerwin, MD (.pdf)