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People with spinal cord injury commonly experience musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain.
Visceral pain is the least common cause of pain in people with a spinal cord injury.
Electric shock pain in the legs, burning, shooting, stabbing, tingling or pins and needles are some examples of neuropathic pain.
Pain warning signs include red Flag (for example, new pain, pain associated with fever or a recent fall) as well as yellow flags (for example, mood disorder, alcohol abuse or drug overuse).
The four important strategies to manage pain are healthcare team approach, physical activities and exercise, pacing, and thoughts and emotion. For more details refer to Pain toolbox.