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What are some pain management strategies for dysesthesia (multiple sclerosis pain)?

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Some pain management strategies for dysesthesia don't involve medicine. You may be able to change pain to a different feeling with warm or cold compresses or compression socks or gloves. Alternative therapies can also be part of an overall treatment plan for chronic pain. These include:

If you have multiple sclerosis along with this kind of pain, talk to your doctor about it and see if he or she can recommend something to bring you relief.

  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback in which electrical sensors give you information about your body and help you make small changes to ease pain. For example, you might relax certain muscles or slow your breathing.
  • Exercise
  • Hypnosis
  • Meditation
  • Stress management

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Pain with MS."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Multiple Sclerosis: Hope Through Research."

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: "Altered sensations."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Pain with MS."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Multiple Sclerosis: Hope Through Research."

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: "Altered sensations."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2019

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