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MS Pain in Legs or MS Pain in Feet

MS pain in legs and MS pain in feet are actually more common than most people think. Multiple Sclerosis is often thought of as a painless condition, but actually most patients will experience MS pain in legs or other affected body part, at some point in their lives. This pain will be one of two different types; musculoskeletal or neuropathic. Musculoskeletal MS pain in legs refers to pain in the muscles and limbs, often caused by stiffness or spasticity. Neuropathic MS pain in legs is caused by the damage that the disease does to the central nervous system. Neuropathic MS pain will feel very different from the aches that are experienced in the muscles and limbs. There are many medications that can be used to treat both musculoskeletal and neuropathic MS pain in legs, so there is no need to endure the pain, instead the patient should consult a doctor …


Medications for MS Pain Management

The only way to live with Multiple Sclerosis without hurting all the time is through MS pain management. Plenty of medications have been developed to reduce an assortment of aches, pains, burning sensations, etc. that are associated with MS. Regular over-the-counter pain relievers don’t work well for acute MS pain because the pain is associated with the central nervous system and not with muscles or joints.

The alternatives to OTCs are often anticonvulsant meds, but the FDA hasn’t given their final approval of these drugs for pain relief. Tegretol and Neurontin are two common anticonvulsants used to treat pain, in fact; Neurontin is prescribed more for pain than for seizures. These drugs for MS pain provide much relief for most patients.

More than a dozen anticonvulsant medications exist, each one with different side effects and effectiveness on pain in MS patients. Some side effects of these meds include dry …


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