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Multiple Sclerosis Related Pain

Tabitha A. Washington, Khalilah Brown and Gilbert Fanciullo

in Pain

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Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199827602
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322909 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199827602.003.0005

Series: What Do I Do Now

Multiple Sclerosis Related Pain

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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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Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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