A rheumatologist or a doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the joints and soft tissues is a good doctor to see for fibromyalgia. A rheumatologist is an internist who treats arthritis, autoimmune diseases, pain disorders, fibromyalgia, back pain, disc disease, and osteoporosis. You can also talk with your family doctor or primary care doctor. Many health-care professionals know about fibromyalgia and are able to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe the right treatment.
Because fibromyalgia is a syndrome or cluster of symptoms, your doctor will prescribe a multi-faceted treatment program to treat each symptom. Your fibromyalgia treatment plan may consist of several medications, physical therapy, moist heat twice a day to reduce pain, and even complementary and alternative therapies such as yoga, meditation, tai chi and stress management.