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A 51-year-old male asked:

Do you always have numbness and paresthesias with ms or can they exist separately?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not always: No two people have exactly the same symptoms of MS due to the complexity of the disease. Some symptoms may come and go, while others linger. Numbness and paresthesias are common symptoms. Don't let MS to control your life. Talk to pain management specialist to treat and manage your symptoms so you can stay healthy and productive. Take a good care.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Nonspecific: Yes, MS can cause numbness and paresthesias, but peripheral nerve problems can coexist and carpal tunnel syndrome and B-12 neuropathies can be common co-morbidities.

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Last updated Jan 15, 2015

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