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Muscle spasms (also called cramps or fasciculations) are a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS). Spasticity, which causes muscle stiffness and tightness, affects about 20 percent of people with MS. Spasms are characterized as painful contractions or tightening of one or more muscles that may cause the body part to jerk in an uncontrolled way.

Just like MS can affect people in many different ways, spasticity can manifest in various muscles, cause different sensations, and make daily activities harder in a variety of ways. No matter how you experience spasticity with MS, you are not alone. Read on to learn about different types of muscle spasms and how they affect MyMSTeam members.


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