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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is the most common chronic neurological disorder that affects young adults between the ages of 20-40. This condition is more common in women than in men, has no clear cause, and unfortunately has no proven cure. Although there is no particular cause of MS, genetic and environmental factors can play a role in its development. These factors cause the immune system of the body to mistakenly attack and destroy the fatty material called myelin around the nerves. Myelin is vital for protecting and insulating the nerves to efficiently and quickly transfer nerve impulses from the brain to the rest of the body.

Chronic pain conditions

As soon as myelin breaks down, a process called demyelination occurs resulting in patches of nerves that are scarred. This “scar tissue” can break down the communication network of the nerves. Simply put, the brain cannot talk to the other parts of the body resulting in sensory and motor dysfunction.

At Monarch Pain Management, we understand the complexities and challenges that come with living with MS. Our team of expert physicians and healthcare professionals is focused on providing the highest level of care and support to our patients living with MS. We offer a range of treatment options and therapies, tailored to individual needs, to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life. 

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

MS causes symptoms that are variable and unpredictable and can be experienced in different parts of the body. The most common symptoms of MS are:

  • Weakness and numbness in the limbs
  • Tremor, unsteady gait, or lack of coordination
  • Partial or complete loss of sight       
  • Double vision or blurry vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

At Monarch Pain Management, we work with your healthcare team to provide lasting pain relief, developing a personalized treatment plan based on your symptoms. Chronic pain is common in people living with MS and it is our goal to help relieve pain to help you live a more comfortable and active life.

Patients with MS may experience pain due to the involvement and damage of the nerves, muscle spasticity, and muscle fatigue and stiffness caused by immobility or tightness of affected areas of the body. Depending on your symptoms and level of pain, treatments can include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen sodium (Aleve) for more general pain 
  • Antidepressants and anticonvulsants help control the nervous system’s reaction to pain 
  • Botox injections may be an option for some patients
  • Physical and occupational therapy can help keep the muscles and joints moving to prevent stiffness and muscle fatigue 
  • Massage therapy

Find Relief From Pain Caused By Multiple Sclerosis 

Being diagnosed with any neuro-muscular disorder like multiple sclerosis is life changing. Seeking our professional help to manage pain and mobility is the best first step. We’ll work with you and your other healthcare providers to ensure a customized treatment plan that is right for you.

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