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Does multiple sclerosis cause pain throughout the body?

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You may feel sensations of burning and aching on your feet, legs, and arms. In the early stages of the disease you might feel a “tight hug” around your belly or chest that gets worse at night, after exercise, or after changes in temperature. It might make surprising things uncomfortable, such as the feel of your bed covers or getting dressed.

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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