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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Multiple sclerosis and facial pain

June 5, 2009
Multiple sclerosis and facial pain
By Trevis Gleason

It wasn’t that long ago when a competent doctor might have told us that “there is no pain associated with MS.” It’s funny how much they’ve learned in the past few years.

We’ve talked about some of the pains associated with multiple sclerosis here before. There have been discussions of the MS Hug, stabbing leg & foot pain, Lhermitte’s sign, etc. One MS Pain we haven’t much talked about is trigeminal neuralgia (TN) also known as tic douloureux. When people have this, they feel a hot, stabbing facial pain.

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