Managing Sensory Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Some of the most distressing and even frightening symptoms of multiple sclerosis are sensory disturbances – sensations that can run the gamut from numbness to tingling to burning pain. They're also common. “People with MS experience three basic types of sensory symptoms,” said Fred Lublin, MD, Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis at The Mount Sinai Health System. "Loss of sensation causes numbness, abnormal sensation can cause tingling, painful sensation feels like burning," he says.
-Dr. Fred Lublin, Professor, Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Mount Sinai Health System