Pain with Multiple Sclerosis is a common symptom that can be caused by muscle spasms from the physical changesin the nervous system. MS is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelization and scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms.” Source: Wikipedia.com
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other effectively. Nerve cells communicate by sending electrical signals called action potentials through long fibers called axons, which reside within an insulating substance called myelin. When myelin is lost for whatever reason, the axons can no longer effectively conduct signals and symptoms occur.
One common symptom of Multiple Sclerosis is painful muscle cramps or spasms. These can range from mild to severe depending on the state of the disease. A current treatment for the muscle spasms is Botox® injections and such treatment is both painful and inconvenient. It has been reported by patients suffering with MS who have used Cramp911™ for muscle cramps or spasms, that it provided effective relief for them. Cramp911™, an over the counter topical product, may eliminate the need to visit the physician for Botox injections to get relief from the symptomatic muscle cramps or spasms.
by Keith DelPrete, RPh