Pain - Treatments

MS pain is often treated effectively with medications that are used to treat epilepsy and depression.

There are many possible treatments for secondary pain including physical therapy to strengthen the surrounding area, anti-inflammatory medications, the use of assistive devices or equipment to take the emphasis off the affected area, or even surgery to repair areas of damage.  Pain management in these instances may involve a series of trials before it works completely, therefore patience and perserverence is essential.

The treatments for pain caused by swelling include intermittent elevation of the swol­len limb, stretching and exercise to force out the water, and diuretic medications if prescribed.