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What qualifies a pain specialist to treat fibromyalgia?

Pain medicine is a multidisciplinary medical subspecialty. Doctors who practice this type of medicine come from specialties such as neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Pain medicine doctors are experts in treating painful disorders. Pain medicine doctors can also pull together a team of other experts including doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists who can help develop a tailored pain-management plan.

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