Why Does Everything Hurt So Much After Brain Injury?

WHY IN THE NAME OF GOD, IS FOLLOW UP TREATMENT OF SUCH POOR AND MOSTLY NON EXISTENT QUALITY ?  IF IT WEREN’T FOR THESE ARTICLES I WOULD HAVE DESPAIRED LONG AGO – LOST IN A WORLD WHICH HELD NO EXPLANATIONS FOR ME AT ALL.

No one talks about how people who have a brain injury also have pain everywhere. I mean, after a TBI, everything hurts. And when you ask doctors about it, they say it’s psychological. But it sure doesn’t feel that way. Why is this happening, and what can I do? Studies show that more than 50 percent of people suffer from chronic pain disorders in the years following a brain injury. Headaches and neuropathic (nerve-related) pain is most commonly from injury to the head and neck. Other common sources of pain include spasticity (increased muscle tension from brain injury), heterotopic ossification (bone forming outside the skeleton), deep venous thrombosis, genitourinary and gastrointestinal disorders, and orthopedic trauma (ie, fractures and other muscle and bone injuries). The head is the most common location of pain. Interestingly, people with milder brain injury have higher rates of complaints of headaches when compared to those with moderate and severe brain injury. The reason for the higher rates of headaches with milder severity brain injury is not well understood.

Source: Why Does Everything Hurt So Much After Brain Injury?

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