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Multiple Sclerosis Related Pain 

Multiple Sclerosis Related Pain
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Multiple Sclerosis Related Pain
Author(s):

Tabitha A. Washington

, Khalilah Brown

, and Gilbert Fanciullo

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199827602.003.0005
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date: 25 August 2019

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is usually associated with a loss of sensation; however, since the late 1800s, physicians have recognized that pain is often associated with multiple sclerosis and can at times be the heralding symptom. Pain can occur in 29-86% of MS patients an can include neuropathic pain, dysesthetic pain and trigeminal neuralgia, as well as somatic pain mostly originating from back pain and painful spasms. Medication, physical therapy, behavioral therapy, occupational therapy, interventional procedures, baclofen pump placements, and surgical interventions have been employed.

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