MND affects the nerves that carry messages from your brain to your muscles. As these nerves gradually deteriorate, the signals cannot reach the muscles, so they become weaker, stiff and begin to waste. This can cause pain and discomfort which can interfere with your sleep and your overall quality of life.
Not everyone with MND will experience problems with pain, but if you are struggling to manage your pain then getting help early can make a difference.
For more information and support on how to manage your pain, visit: Motor Neurone Disease & Pain | MND Australia
Note: MND can also be known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease.