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Does multiple sclerosis cause face or head pain?

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Pain caused by multiple sclerosis can feel like a terrible toothache, or like a stabbing pain in your eye, cheek, or jaw. It’s not a dental issue. Instead, it’s the result of nerve damage. It happens when your chew, talk, or brush your teeth, and can last from a few seconds to a few minutes.

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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