A TBI can cause damage in the brain or to the nerves that makes muscles not respond as they should. This is called spasticity. This comic explains spasticity and what can be done to improve symptoms of it.

This infocomic follows a TBI survivor as she learns to different ways of managing spasticity:

  • Stretching
  • Strength training
  • Mobility exercises
  • Heat packs
  • Oral medication

Information Source of TBI and Chronic Pain: Part 3 Infocomic

Part 3 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.