How To Manage Bone Pain From Multiple Myeloma

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There are approximately 60,000 people living with multiple myeloma (MM) in the U.S. and one of the most common effects is bone pain. The pain can be mild or severe depending on the speed of progression and whether fracture or nerve compression has occurred. The good news is that you can do something about it. “People with MM should be prepared to try out a combination of pain therapies to relieve their bone pain,” confirms Dr. Bola Oyeyipo, a family physician in San Antonio, Texas and co-founder of Healthgist.com.

“The first option would be to try out over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory agents like ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve),” Dr. Oyeyipo says. “This class of medication is very effective for treating bone pain.”