Multiple sclerosis pain symptoms are among the most instantly-recognized and well-documented symptoms of this disease. Multiple sclerosis is a major disease that can in some cases be crippling or even fatal, depending on the case’s severity and the individual patient.

Multiple sclerosis pain management is one of the primary duties of caregivers and frequently-consulted physicians who specialize in MS patients. In order to conduct multiple sclerosis pain treatment, as well as be proactive about multiple sclerosis symptoms in general, a better understanding of this disease is in order. By this, it is not meant that physicians and caretakers don’t understand this disease perfectly. No, rather it means that the general public has an insufficient understanding of MS and why its behavior is as such.

Many myths and assumptions about MS are taken to be true by average people who have even heard of the disease. Surprisingly, considering how prevalent the disease is, there are people in educated parts of the world who have yet to hear of it, as well. It is time all of this changed, and it is time people understood the drug-free ways to treat multiple sclerosis pain as well.

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that can affect anyone. It’s a common misunderstanding that the disease affects only the elderly, the very sick or those in unsanitary conditions. In truth, this disease has nothing to do with sanitation, aside from sanitation helping to fight symptoms. This is not an infections bacterial or viral disease and is therefore not communicable to others. Its hereditary nature is still in heated debate as well.

Multiple sclerosis is caused by a process called demyelination. Demyelination is the process of myelin, insulation around nerves, breaking down. As demyelination advances, the myelin sheath develops scars and pits, which earned the disease its name. “Scleroses” is the Latin word for scars. Multiple sclerosis means many scars.

The symptoms appear all over the body, in many forms of pain. This is not due to demyelination itself being painful, because it generally isn’t even physically noticeable to the patient. However, when these nerves begin to misfire and lose ability to send power and instructions to the body, pain arises all over said body rather quickly. There are gastric, muscular, respiratory, cardiac and skin pains just to name a few. Some pains are as mild as tingling, numbness or soreness. However, other pains can be quite severe and insufferable.

Many would ask for pain killers to fight these symptoms. While this may be advisable in severe cases in which the pain is incapacitating, there are natural drugless proactive practices for those who honestly aren’t entirely incapacitated yet.


Treating multiple sclerosis pain symptoms with multiple sclerosis pain management.


Multiple sclerosis pain relief can come in the form of low-impact aerobics and stretches which can strengthen the body against symptoms. Increasing blood flow, oxygen delivery and flexibility do a lot to stimulate the nerves and enable the body to operate on the less sufficient signals that demyelination causes.

Use of aspirin and other over the counter pain medications may be advised, but a doctor or caregiver should be consulted first. As MS wreaks havoc on the body’s very nature, medications like these may have unpredictable and unusual side effects.

Pain management for this disease is best administered by an MS caregiver, who would be readily available after a doctor diagnoses you with this illness. There is no shame in needing a caregiver, and relying on them. They are there to help, and want to help MS patients live their life as pleasantly as can be managed.