3 Ways to Ease Pain Symptoms Associated with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

The year is 2018, and a cure has yet to be found for those suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS), but the good news is, there are many pain management tools readily available to lessen the impact it has on your life.

At Midwest Neurology Associates, we know every patient that comes through our doors has a unique pain story. Some MS patients experience acute pain that is usually flare or attack-related, while some have around-the-clock, chronic pain that they feel all over. No matter which pain category you fall into, MS is treatable, and our Lake County, IN neurologists are here to help you find relief.

Healthy Lifestyle

One of the easiest ways to ease pain associated with your MS symptoms is to live a healthy lifestyle. Exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, as well as practicing stress-reducing techniques (think yoga and meditation), is a great starting point. If you are interested in beginning an exercises routine or need some healthy living tips to help manage your MS pain, contact Midwest Neurology Associates today.

Visit a Pain Specialist

After bouncing from doctor to doctor and undergoing various types of treatment only to still feel pain, it might be time to visit a pain specialist. An MS pain specialist or neurologist can develop a treatment plan that is specific to your symptoms, giving you the fastest relief, in the shortest amount of time.

Take Appropriate Medications

Depending on where on the body the MS pain is located, your doctor will prescribe you certain medications. For instance, if you have pain all over your body, acetaminophen or skin gel-like lidocaine will prove helpful. If the pain is most prevalent on the face, like a stabbing pain in your eye, cheek, or jaw, your doctor might suggest an anti-seizure medication or a minor surgery if the pain is severe enough. More medication options include but are not limited to

  • Anticonvulsants
  • Antidepressants
  • Steroids

If you live in or around the Dyer, IN area and are in need of pain management for your MS symptoms, feel free to give us a call at Midwest Neurology Associates and we will fight this together.