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Does multiple sclerosis cause migraines?

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Head pain due to MS could be a migraine. These intense headaches are three times more likely to occur in people who have MS than in those who don’t.

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society web site: “Pain.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Clinical Bulletin: “Pain in Multiple Sclerosis”

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America web site: “Pain.”

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America web site:  “Spasticity (stiffness).”

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: “Pain and Multiple Sclerosis.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 5, 2020

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society web site: “Pain.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Clinical Bulletin: “Pain in Multiple Sclerosis”

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America web site: “Pain.”

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America web site:  “Spasticity (stiffness).”

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: “Pain and Multiple Sclerosis.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 5, 2020

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