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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Have MS? - Learn How to Talk to Your Doctor About Pain

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Be Specific and Precise
It is estimated that up to 80 percent of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) will seek medical care for pain at some point. Pain in MS has many different causes and levels of intensity and can be challenging for our doctors to correctly diagnose and decide on the appropriate treatment plan quickly.

When we visit our doctor that the most helpful information he or she has is the details that we can give about the symptom and our experiences, especially in the case of pain. Pain in MS can be caused by the disease process itself or as a result of other MS symptoms, such as spasticity or immobility. There are treatments that can help almost any type of pain, but the doctor must be able to determine the most likely cause of the pain and how much it is affecting your life before knowing what course to try and how aggressive to be in a pain management approach.

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