After TBI, it is common to have a variety of different emotional and cognitive issues. Pain can make these problems worse, and these problems can make pain feel worse. This comic helps to explain the common effects of pain and what you can do about them.

This infocomic follows a TBI survivor as she struggles with pain and the many effects that come as a result, including issues with:

  • Sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Cognitive effects of pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Pain can change your thinking

Information Source of TBI and Chronic Pain: Part 2 Infocomic

Part 2 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.