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FIBROMYALGIA (FM) RESEARCH FM Research

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) sponsors research that will improve scientists' understanding of the specific problems that cause or accompany Fibromyalgia (FM), in turn helping them to develop better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent this medical condition.

The research on FM supported by NIAMS covers a broad spectrum, ranging from basic laboratory research to studies of medications and interventions designed to encourage behaviors that reduce pain and change behaviors that worsen or perpetuate pain.

The following are descriptions of some of the promising research now being conducted: