It can hurt..... 

A few days ago I sent you an email, and asked a question.....'do you experience  any pain'.  Dr. Cartwright wanted to know if you have any pain, and the  response was overwhelming!  I've heard back from people all over the world  who shared their stories with MS related pain and how it's affecting their lives.

So, both Dr. Cartwright and I want to thank all of you for sharing your stories  and experiences with us, and please know that this is very helpful to Dr. Cartwright in his on-going research.    And we'll have more on this for you in the  very near future.....

You see, Multiple Sclerosis  CAN be very painful. In fact, for a lot of us, it's difficult to believe that as recently as the 1980s, MS was considered a painless condition...... (oh, really!!)

Pain, in different forms, was one of the worst manifestations of my MS. And did youknow it's estimated that about 80% of people with MS experience pain at some point?  Yes, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates that up to 50% of us are plagued by chronic pain.

So.....what does pain as a symptom of MS feel like?

Here's a great article that will help explain a lot of this, and I hope it helps you understand at least in part, what could be happening to you and why........


PAIN IN MS IS COMPLICATED. It can fall into one (or more) of the following categories:

Neuropathic pain
Musculoskeletal or secondary pain
Paroxysmal pain
Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain:

is the most common kind of pain in MS and is caused by the demyelination of the disease process itself. It can be explained as follows: Nociceptors are nerve endings that specifically detect painful stimuli.

When demyelination occurs, nerve signals traveling along nerve cells may get misdirected to nearby nociceptors, which mistakenly communicate pain signals to the brain.


This is a particular type of sensory symptom that is in result to a stimulus, such as a person’s touch or even clothing or bed linens touching their skin. It is stimulus-dependent and only lasts as long as the stimulus is present. Allodynia is usually a short-term problem.

Tic Doloreux:

Trigeminal neuralgia, often called tic doloureux (French for “painful twitch”), is perhaps the most intensely painful MS-related symptom. It can be described most commonly as an intense, sharp pain occurring in the lower part of the face (often triggered by chewing, drinking or brushing one’s teeth).

The most intense pain from this is short-lived (from a few seconds to up to two minutes), but can result in a more constant burning or aching.

MS Hug:

Like many MS symptoms, the “MS hug” feels different for different people ­ it also feels different in the same people on different days or at different times of day.

It can be: felt anywhere on the torso, from the waist to the shoulders; localized (in one small area) or encircle the body; intermittent or constant; felt as sharp pain, dull pain, burning pain, tickling, tingling, a crushing or constricting sensation or intense pressure.


Usually this refers to a situation where a normal stimulus, such as a light touch, is perceived as painful or otherwise unpleasant, such as burning, itching or prickling.


This feels like numbness, pins and needles, burning, severe itchiness, tingling, buzzing or vibrating sensations. Although often this is described as extremely annoying and unpleasant, occasionally the sensation can be so intense as to be painful.


People with multiple sclerosis are much more prone to migraine-like or cluster headaches than people in the general population.

Optic Neuritis:

Most people with optic neuritis (about 90%) experience pain when moving their eyes. This pain usually subsides after a couple of days, even if vision is still affected.

Musculoskeletal or Secondary Pain

Also called nociceptive pain, this is usually a result of the symptoms of MS, such as spasticity, weakness, immobility or problems walking, and not the disease process itself. Some examples of this are:

Joint Pain:

Many people with MS feel pain in the joints of the hips and knees due to imbalance and change in gait.


A person with MS may experience stiffness in the legs, arms and hips due to immobility.

Back Pain:

Back pain can be the result of an unsteady gait, immobility, trying to adapt to the annoying feeling of the MS hug, sitting for extended periods in wheelchairs or any constant adjustment in movement or position as a result of MS symptoms.

Pain from Spasms:

Flexor spasms cause a limb to contract, or bend, towards the body.

This can make the limb feel like it has a constant cramp or dull ache.

Paroxysmal Pain

This refers to pain that has an acute (or sudden) onset, stays for just a couple of minutes, then fades rapidly or disappears completely.  However, there may be residual or lingering pain after the episode. Painful paroxysmal symptoms include:
Tic Doloreux: See above.

Extensor Spasms:

Extensor spasms are when a limb, usually a leg, stiffens and the person is unable to bend the joint. These cause the limb to jerk away from the body. Extensor spasms are usually not very painful, but can be forceful enough to make people fall out of their wheelchairs or beds.

L’Hermitte’s Sign:

This is an electric-shock type of sensation that runs down the spine when the head is bent forward.

Sources:  Julie Stachowiak, Ph.D, multiple sclerosis expert

Alex D Rae-Grant, Nancy J Eckert, Sharon Bartz, and James F Reed. Sensory symptoms of multiple sclerosis: a hidden reservoir of morbidity. Multiple Sclerosis. Jun 1999; vol. 5: pp. 179-183.

Michael J Olek. Epidemiology, risk factors, and clinical features of multiple sclerosis in adults.


Until next time,

Sue Ellen

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