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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:

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: March 12, 2014
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