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How to manage pain

person grabbing his or her own shoulder with one hand tightly

What types of pain are common after a stroke?

Pain is a common symptom after stroke.

Pain after stroke can often be caused by:

  • Changes to parts of your body
  • Damage to the pain parts of your brain

Some types of pain will go away in a short time. One example is headaches after a stroke.

Other types of pain may last more than 6 months.

Some examples are shoulder pain and tingling and burning body pain.