Around 60 per cent of people with multiple sclerosis experience pain that troubles them or interferes with their daily activities.
This pain can be caused by the disease itself — due to damage or changes to the central nervous system, bones, muscles or soft tissues — or by unrelated causes, such as injury or other illness.
Given that most multiple sclerosis pain is chronic (lasting more than three months) it is important to develop a strategy to manage it effectively.
Pain in MS
Dr Malcolm Hogg, Pain Medicine Specialist at Royal Park, Melbourne, will explain the symptoms of pain as experienced by many people living with multiple sclerosis. (Recorded August 2016)
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