"Be the Best Patient That You Can Be"

"Take responsibility for your health, and be your own best advocate" (1:24)
Rebecca, a fibromyalgia patient, shares strategies for being an informed patient and getting the best care you can.

Rebecca, 52, has been living with fibromyalgia for more than 30 years. After struggling without proper treatment for years, she took control of her disease and utilized alternative therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic manipulation to achieve pain control. She used to describe her pain as a nine or a 10 and now she finds its a one or a two. She has written a book to help others like her, Beyond Chronic Pain: A Get-Well Guidebook to Soothe the Body, Mind & Spirit. In this video, Rebecca explains her strategies for taking control of your treatment and getting the best care possible.

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