Blurring the Lines: Pain and Demyelinating Conditions

Moderate to severe pain is common in both peripheral (affecting largely the peripheral nerves) and central (primarily targeting the central nervous system in the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves) demyelinating disorders. This course will describe the painful conditions associated with peripheral demyelinating conditions such as Guillain-Barré syndrome as well as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. We will also review central demyelinating conditions such as multiple sclerosis and transverse myelitis. A multimodal approach to the management of pain in this setting will be emphasized.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how commonly people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis experience chronic pain
  • List painful conditions associated with multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating disorders
  • Describe available treatments for pain associated with multiple sclerosis

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
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Charles E. Argoff, M.D.

Professor of Neurology

Albany Medical College

Vice Chair, Department of Neurology

Director, Pain Management Fellowship

Director, Comprehensive Pain Management Center

Albany Medical Center

Albany, NY


Charles E. Argoff, MD

  • Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): BDSI, Vertex, Teva, Amgen, Lilly, Neumentum, Collegium, Lundbeck, Gruenenthal, Redhill Pharma
  • Contracted Research : Teva, Lilly, Amgen, Abbvie
  • Speakers' Bureau: Abbvie, Amgen, Lilly, Teva, Lundbeck, Biohaven, Red Hill Pharma, Gruenenthal


  • 1.00 AANP
  • 1.00 ACCME (All Other)
  • 1.00 ACCME (MD/DO Only)
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
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