Which nonpharmacologic pain relief therapies can be considered in Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)?

Updated: May 04, 2018
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Nonpharmacologic pain relief therapies include frequent passive limb movements, gentle massage, and frequent position changes. Desensitization techniques can be used to improve the patient's tolerance for activities. Modalities such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and heat may prove beneficial in the management of myalgia. Education and psychological counseling can decrease the amount of suffering associated with this pain and disability.


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