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Pain is a common symptom in MS. Those who experience pain feel its effects on their daily life activities, such as work and recreation, and in their mood and enjoyment of life.

We hope that this edition of MS in focus will clarify some issues related to the diagnosis and management of pain and be a useful resource, particularly for health professionals who may not realise the impact pain has.


  • Introduction to pain and MS
  • Prevalence, classification and measurement of pain
  • Neurogenic pain in MS
  • MS pain and quality of life
  • Promising psychosocial treatments for pain and MS
  • Cannabis as a painkiller in MS: real or imaginary?
  • Your questions answered
  • Interview: living with pain and MS
  • Pain online survey results


Published: 2007

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