Traumatic Brain Injury
Although more than three-quarters of TBI cases are mild with rapid symptom resolution, some people suffer persistent debilitation and pain.
Opioid use was shown to be relatively low in veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with recently diagnosed traumatic brain injuries, but approximately one-quarter of those who initiated opioids were chronic users.
Careful selection of surgical candidates can have an impact on neurologic recovery and quality of life.
Acupuncture is more effective than standard care in relieving TBI-associated headaches and pain.
Thirty-five percent of participants reported new or worsening headache at 5 years post-injury.
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