More MS news articles for May 2002

Pain management for multiple sclerosis patients

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12029717&dopt=Abstract

Prof Nurse 2000 Oct;16(1):824-6
Howarth AL.
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.

Up to 75% of patients with MS experience pain, yet this symptom is often overlooked and literature on the subject is limited.

In this study, pain caused MS patients most concern, second only to reduced mobility.

Thorough assessment and management can help patients to cope.

Collaboration between a pain clinic and an MS clinic also helps.