Fibromyalgia research, study and awayness has increased over the past decade. While once a relatively knew, unstudied and unknown condition, it's now widely believed to be showing signs of being a disease and as knowledge grows, so to does the available treatments and therapies.
Developments in the understanding of the physiology of Fibromyalgia have led to improvements in treatment. Therapies include prescription medication, behavioral intervention, exercise, and alternative and complementary medicine. Integrated treatment plans incorporating medication, exercise, education and cognitive-behavioral therapy have shown effective in alleviating pain and other related symptoms such as chronic fatigue and depression.