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What is happening when I feel pain from an MS hug?

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In between each of your ribs lie small muscles that hold your rib cage together and help it expand when you move, bend, or breathe. If these muscles have spasms, you feel painful, tightening pressure.

From: What Is the MS Hug? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

John Hopkins Medicine: “Multiple Sclerosis (MS).”

Galey, T. , winter 2004. International Journal of MS Care

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: “Give Me A Hug, But Not an MS Hug.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

SOURCES:

John Hopkins Medicine: “Multiple Sclerosis (MS).”

Galey, T. , winter 2004. International Journal of MS Care

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: “Give Me A Hug, But Not an MS Hug.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

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