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Managing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis can be challenging, as symptoms include fatigue, spasticity and pain in lower limbs, bladder dysfunction, tremors and depression, among other things. Certain medications can be used to manage some of these symptoms, and others can be managed with some lifestyle changes, such as exercise. Talk to your doctor about how best to manage your unique set of symptoms.

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Spasticity is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis, affecting up to 75 percent of patients, that involves feelings of stiffness, muscle tightness, and a range of involuntary muscle spasms (sustained muscle contractions or sudden movements). Spasticity can vary in severity from mild to quite painful. Increased stiffness or muscle tone due to…

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