Is Chronic central pain common in multiple sclerosis
This is partially true. Chronic pain occurs in 23% to 80% of patients with multiple sclerosis. Central pain is the most common and is most common in those with disease of long duration. Pain is often described as continuous burning and may be associated with other dysesthesias or lancinating pains that fluctuate in intensity spontaneously or in response to activity, stress, or change in weather. Typically pain is in the distal legs or feet, but may present in a dermatomal distribution or in another region of the trunk or an extremity. The pain may come and go.