3. Pain and Spasms
Another common symptom of Multiple Sclerosis is involuntary muscle spasms and chronic pain. One study that was conducted stated that about 50 percent of people who are diagnosed with MS experience chronic pain. Muscle spasms or stiffness in the muscles is quite common among those who are diagnosed with MS. A person may experience stiff joints or muscles at any point in time if they have the disorder.
In addition, uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms, hands, legs, and feet may also occur. Most often, the legs will be the area of the body where a person experiences the most spasms and pain. Pain in the back is also quite common for those who suffer from MS. In some severe cases a person may not be able to walk or move for a bit when these muscle spasms occur. This pain can happen at any moment in time.