Pain is an unpleasant sensation that can range from mild to severe. It is usually considered chronic when it lasts more than three months. Many people with TBI have chronic pain at some time or another. This comic helps to explain the different types of pain and their effects.

This infocomic follows a TBI survivor as he joins a support group for chronic pain management. During his time at the support group, he learns about the common types of pain after TBI:

  • Headache
  • Neurological or nerve pain
  • Spasticity
  • Muscle or bone pain and co-occurring injuries
  • Pain sensation

Information Source of TBI and Chronic Pain: Part 1 Infocomic

Part 1 of the TBI and Chronic Pain infocomic series is based on the TBI and Chronic Pain factsheet series. This factsheet was developed by Silas James, MPA; Jeanne Hoffman, PhD; Sylvia Lucas, MD, PhD; Anne Moessner, APRN; Kathleen Bell, MD; William Walker, MD; CJ Plummer, MD; Max Hurwitz, DO, in collaboration with the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center.

Related Resources for TBI and Chronic Pain

You can learn more by exploring the many resources on our Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Pain page.