InforMS: Spring 2020

InforMS Spring 2020 coverPain

Exploring one of the most common and often misunderstood symptoms of MS.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pain: Exploring one of the most common ­and often misunderstood symptoms of MS.

By Peter Broderick | Nearly everyone with multiple sclerosis has experience with pain. It’s regularly reported as one of the most common symptoms MS patients live with — ranging from unpleasant aches and sensations, to excruciating and even debilitating bodily misery.

Even though we know pain is a common and even primary symptom for some, and with decades of experience treating it, pain is still often a mystery to both healthcare providers and those living with it every day.

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Neuro-Palliative Care: A holistic approach to pain

By Kerri Cechovic | Palliative Care is an approach to treating serious and chronic illnesses through a holistic, team-based approach. Neuro-palliative Care is an extension of this discipline that deals specifically with neurological diseases like multiple sclerosis. We recently sat down with Dr. Christina L. Vaughan, MD, MHS, Chief of Neuro-Palliative Care at CU Hospital.

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Alieving Pain through Hydrotherapy: Jane’s Story

By Kerri Cechovic | Jane was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis twelve years ago at the age of 64. 

“First I experienced numbness in my feet and then it progressed to my leg. After seeing a podiatrist at first, he recommended that I see a neurologist,” says Jane.

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MS AWARENESS MONTH: Answering MS Questions

MS Awareness Month is a chance to bring multiple sclerosis to the forefront, to help advocate for people and families living with MS every day, and to educate the public. This March, we’ve devoted the month to helping foster greater understanding of MS in our community.

MS is often an “invisible” disease. So many common symptoms can be truly life-altering to those living with them, but not always apparent to the outside world. We’ve created this page of basic MS information for patients and families living with MS, to help them share the facts about MS with loved ones, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and anyone else who may not have a great understanding of what it means to live with MS.

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Disclosing Multiple Sclerosis: Whether and When to Tell Your Employer You Have MS

By Thomas Stewart, M.S., J.D., PA-C | MS Awareness Month is a chance to bring multiple sclerosis to the forefront, to help advocate for people and families living with MS every day, and to educate the public. This March, we’ve devoted the month to helping foster greater understanding of MS in our community.

MS is often an “invisible” disease. So many common symptoms can be truly life-altering to those living with them, but not always apparent to the outside world. We’ve created this page of basic MS information for patients and families living with MS, to help them share the facts about MS with loved ones, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and anyone else who may not have a great understanding of what it means to live with MS.

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