Pain, can occur in many different forms in ME/CFS and impact on functional ability and quality of life. Although a small but significant minority experience no pain at all during the course of their illness, the majority – probably around 80% – do. In this leaflet, we review the various forms of pain and examine how each might be managed.
Topics discussed in this leaflet, include: Muscle pain, Joint pain, Nerve pain, Headaches, Pain severities, Research into pain, General principles of pain management, Drug treatments, Alternative and complementary treatments, Hospital pain clinics.
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