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Multiple Sclerosis and Pain Conditions

Course #: 03-794

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Pain in multiple sclerosis (MS) is a very common symptom, but it is common to see variations in the types of pain sensations and symptomology.  The goal of this CEU course is to examine the occurrence of pain in MS patients, to identify the pain conditions and the relationship to important demographic variables, and to determine its impact on quality of life.  Also discussed in this course is the occurrence of central pain (CP) and its characteristics. Central pain is often overlooked in patients with multiple sclerosis, as it can be hard to identify and discriminate from other types of pain, particularly in those with co-existing pain conditions. This study analyzed a group of patients with an average age of 37 years, who answered questions regarding different types of pain and painful sensations.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Discuss which treatment has not fundamentally influenced the overall prevalence of pain in MS.
  2. Examine which patient characteristic is associated with increasing central pain.
  3. Elucidate the most common form of Lhermitte’s sign.
  4. Identify the most common location of unpleasant pain sensations in patients with MS.


CEU Course Syllabus

  Introduction to MS and Pain 

  0.36 Contact Hours  

  Prevalence of Various Pain Conditions     0.54 Contact Hours 
  Central Pain Descriptors   0.36 Contact Hours 
  Prevalence of Central Pain    0.74 Contact Hours 

Total = 2 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Intermediate

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Course Date: 2018-06-01

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