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Chronic Pain After Traumatic Brain Injury Is “Far From Benign”
Study is the first to examine chronic pain in a large TBI sample this far post-injury

A new research study published in “The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR),” found that chronic pain affects approximately 60% of people living with traumatic brain injury (TBI)—some up to 30 years after injury. The study is the first to examine chronic pain in a large TBI sample this far post-injury. Researchers surveyed 3,804 patients, all of whom had been hospitalized with moderate to severe TBI. About half of them reported current chronic pain, and of that group, 32.5% reported constant pain. Read more to learn how this chronic pain correlated with results on all three outcome measures in the survey: the Functional Independence Measure motor and cognitive subscores, the Disability Rating Scale, and the Glasgow Outcome Scale–Extended, and other insights from the study.

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