Does ALS cause pain?

Yes, not unusual. ALS can cause spasticity, spasms, muscular strains, etc due to the nature of the disease and often the pain does require aggressive analgesic intervention.
YES. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative illness with progressive loss of motor neurons, muscle wasting, and respiratory dysfunction. As the disease progression, secondary symptoms can arise creating pain. Although not a primary symptom of ALS pain occurs in a substantial number of individuals.

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Does ALS cause muscle pain?

ALS. Yes. Muscles cramp and become tight and there appears to be a bag of worms under the skin of the thighs and upper arms (fasciculations). As the nerves that supply the voluntary muscles die off then the muscles become weak. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis generally affects men in the 40-60 age range. The disease is rapidly progressive with no known cure and affects the motor neurons in the body. . Read more...
Yes. Due to either muscle spasms or spasticity, or even co-morbidities, about 50% of ALS sufferers have pain. Read more...