Low Back Pain in Multiple Sclerosis

Causes and Their Treatments

Low back pain is very common in the general population, but even more so among people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Though many with MS share this aspect of their disease experience, why they do can vary, as causes range from physical changes (such as uncontrolled muscle contractions) to practical challenges (like those related to mobility). It's also possible for people with MS to experience what doctors call "mixed pain," meaning more than one MS process is causing their low back discomfort.

In addition to the physical challemges of MS recent research indicates that fatigue, and mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety are closely associated with significant pain in MS patients. Likewise, new research has shown that lifestyle factors which MS patients and those supporting them can address are also associated with pain. These include smoking tobacco, fatigue, and an unhealthy diet and insufficient exercise, both of which can contribute to obesity. Addressing both mental health conditions and modifiable lifestyle factors provides significant areas of treatment to consider when seeking to reduce or prevent pain in patients with multiple sclerosis.


Research indicates that the percentage of people with MS who experience low back pain could be as high a 41.6 percent.

Ways to Prevent Low Back Pain in MS
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Spasticity is a common symptom in MS and is mostly caused by demyelination, where nerve signals to muscles are slowed or interrupted. While spasticity technically refers to an increase in muscle tone and uncontrolled muscle contractions, people with spasticity often describe a variety of sensations like:

  • Stiffness
  • Tugging
  • Pulling
  • Aching
  • Squeezing
  • Tightening

Spasticity tends to vary from person to person, like other symptoms of MS. For instance, a person may notice a mild tightening of his or her legs that does not affect daily functioning. Others may experience severe leg spasticity that causes painful cramping that interferes with movement. 

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Prevention and Treatment

Treatment of spasticity that affects your lower back usually entails a combination of both medication and physical therapy. These therapies may include:

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Lhermitte's Sign

One classic cause of back pain in multiple sclerosis is a phenomenon called Lhermitte's sign, which refers to a shock-like sensation or a "wave of electricity" that moves rapidly from the back of a person's head down through their spine.

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Lhermitte's sign is due to MS lesions in the cervical spine, the upper part of your spine that comprises your neck.


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Muscle and Mobility Problems

Another culprit for low back pain in MS is related to issues stemming from immobility. For instance, if a person with MS is using his or her cane or another mobility-assistive device improperly, low back pain may develop.

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Prevention and Treatment


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  • Physical therapy
  • Heat therapy
  • Massage

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) can also be helpful in the short-term to relieve acute inflammation. That said, be sure to talk to your doctor before taking one. NSAIDs can cause kidney, liver, heart, or stomach problems and are not safe or appropriate for everyone.

There is limited research on the benefit of cannabidiol (CBD) for those with MS. Current findings though indicate that it may improve mobility by reducing spasticity, inflammation, pain, fatigue and depression. Given its wide availability, those with MS may want to consider its use in consultation with their physician.

When MS Is Not the Cause

It's important to note that a lot of people experience low back pain, regardless of whether or not they have MS. This is why it's essential to undergo a proper diagnosis for your low back pain and not just assume it's from your disease.

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Finally, sometimes a person thinks their pain stems from their lower back when it's actually referred pain, meaning the source of the pain is not in the muscles and ligaments of the back.

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