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What kind of medical specialists diagnose and treat fibromyalgia?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Many different types of doctors can diagnose and treat fibromyalgia. Sometimes a rheumatologist, a doctor that specializes in diagnosing and treating arthritis and other joint, muscle, and bone diseases, can make the correct medical diagnosis of fibromyalgia and treat the symptoms. Neurologists, doctors that specialize in diseases of the brain, may play a big part in diagnosing and treating fibromyalgia. This is because newer studies link fibromyalgia to more blood flow in certain areas of the brain that manage pain, and also to unusual levels of certain brain chemicals such as neurotransmitters. Other doctors who may treat fibromyalgia include pain specialists. In addition, your doctor may recommend that you seek treatment with a psychiatrist, rehab specialist, or a physical therapist.

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