Dr. Steven Moskowitz is a physiatrist specializing in pain management. He discusses the various painful conditions, including neck pain and headaches, that occur at high frequency after concussion and related trauma. He advocates for a biopsychosocial approach to the evaluation and treatment of these conditions.

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Opioids Cause Problems After a Brain Injury

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Stories of opioid-related disability and death are in the news frequently because of a surge in the use of these substances over the past few decades. For people with a history of brain injury, including concussions, the risks of using opioids are higher than for those without this medical history. Learn about the benefits and dangers of these substances, some of which are not only legal but widely prescribed for acute and chronic pain.

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Evaluating and Treating Headaches After Brain Injury

July 4, 2017
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Headaches are extremely common after a traumatic brain injury, but there are various treatments that vary depending on the phenotype or cause.

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Check the Neck after a Brain Injury

July 12, 2017
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Whiplash and cervical strain occurs when a person’s head and neck are forced back and forth, injuring soft tissues of the neck. They are common after brain injuries.

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Post-Traumatic Headaches: Not Just One Type or Treatment

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Headaches must be evaluated with a comprehensive history and physical examination. There are many options for treatment, but diagnosis has to be the first step.

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