From prescribing only small amounts of medications to preventing "doctor shopping," the medical team — and the person with TBI and addiction issues — must collaborate to make pain management effective.
This is an excerpt from BrainLine's webcast Substance Abuse and TBI. See full webcast here.
Dr. John Corrigan is a professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Ohio State University, and director of the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. He is the project director for the Ohio Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Model System.