Fibromyalgia and Related Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a chronic musculoskeletal condition characterized by the constant presence of widespread pain throughout much of the body, fatigue and stiffness. It can be incapacitating, but it is not degenerative. Many persons with fibromyalgia do not sleep well. The condition is very similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and mainly affects women ages 25 to 50 years of age.

Associations/Groups:

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association (AFSA) – Information for patients and families.
PO Box 32698
Tucson, AZ 85751
Phone: 520-733-1570
Fax: 520-290-5550
Email: kthorson@afsafund.org

 

Mass ME / CFS & FM Association Provides  supportive services for patients and their families and advocate for more effective treatment and research.
PO Box 690305
Quincy, MA 02269-0305
Helpline: 617-471-5559
Contact Form

 

National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association – We support people with chronic pain illnesses and their families and friends by contributing to caring, professional, and community relationships.
31 Federal Avenue
Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 801-200-3627
Email: info@fmcpaware.org

 

National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) – Website is designed to provide you with a better understanding of this chronic pain disorder that affects millions of people worldwide.
3857 Birch St. Suite 312
Newport Beach, Ca 92660
Email: nfa@fmaware.org

 

Massachusetts Fibromyalgia Resources: 

Massachusetts General Hospital Fibromyalgia InformationIncludes symptoms and treatment.

 

Tufts Medical Center Fibromyalgia Care – Includes programs and services, care team and news. 

 

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Fibromyalgia Information – Includes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

 

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Fibromyalgia Information – Includes disease overview and treatment options. 

 

UMass Memorial Medical Center Pain Management UMass Memorial Medical Center provides advanced and comprehensive pain management services.

 

Baystate Pain Management CenterOnly comprehensive center for the care and treatment of patients with persistent pain in western Massachusetts.

 

Other Information:

American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) Support Groups The goal of an ACPA group is to provide support, validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills. Groups are facilitated by the group members themselves and the success of the group is a shared responsibility.

 

WebMD – What is Fibromyalgia? – Fibromyalgia Health Center with tools and resources.

 

Additional Resources found on our Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet last updated on: 10/12/2021

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