Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Overview

How MS Affects the Brainstem

How MS Affects the Brainstem

The brainstem is the communications center of the brain. If affected by multiple sclerosis, key motor and sensory functions can be severely impaired. Multiple sclerosis (MS) produces neurological symptoms due to its effect on the brain, spinal cord,...

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Multiple Sclerosis and Dysphagia

Learn why swallowing difficulties commonly affect some people living with multiple sclerosis, plus how they're diagnosed and treated. Swallowing can be difficult if you have multiple sclerosis (MS). Because the condition affects muscle strength...

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An Overview of Bladder Dysfunction in MS

Learn why bladder and urinary symptoms are common in multiple sclerosis and what you can do to manage them. Urinary incontinence is probably among the most distressing symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Bladder dysfunction occurs in at least 80...

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An Overview of Trigeminal Neuralgia in MS

Trigeminal neuralgia is perhaps the most painful symptom of MS. Learn about this nerve disorder, including what it feels like and how it can be managed. Trigeminal neuralgia is a rare, painful condition caused by irritation of the fifth cranial...

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Low Back Pain in Multiple Sclerosis

Read how low back pain may be a symptom of MS, including specific causes and therapies, and why it is essential to get it checked out by a doctor. Low back pain is very common in the general population, but even more so among people with multiple...

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Tremor as a Symptom of Multiple Sclerosis

Tremor is a fairly common symptom in multiple sclerosis (MS). Learn more about the different types of tremors and how to treat and cope with them. Tremor—shaking that you can't control—is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS) that usually...

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Noise Sensitivity and Multiple Sclerosis

MS can damage parts of the brain that regulate hearing and cause a condition, hyperacusis, characterized by a painful intolerance to noise. If you have multiple sclerosis (MS) and experience discomfort in response to certain sound volumes or...

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