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    Multiple Sclerosis: Pain Medicines - Topic Overview

    Pain is a frequent problem for people who have multiple sclerosis (MS). Medicines that may be used to bring relief include:

    Some forms of natural or man-made substances related to marijuana, called cannabinoids, may help relieve pain.

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    Pain that does not respond to these medicines can sometimes be treated with an injection of long-acting anesthetic.

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    Last Updated: May 22, 2014
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