- •A significant number of adult patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) also report neck pain.
- •Neck pain was often as severe as or worse than other mTBI symptoms.
- •Motor vehicle collision was predictive of neck pain.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:ED (emergency department), LOC (loss of consciousness), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury), MVC (motor vehicle collision), OR (odds ratio), SCAT3 (Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3), WTAR (Wechsler Test of Adult Reading)
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Supported by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (award no. W81XWH-12-1-0004). Michael A McCrea, PhD, was the principal investigator. Secondary data analyses were supported by the National Institutes of Health (grant no. 1R03NS100691-01). The REDCap electronic database service used for the study was supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (grant no. UL1TR001436). Funding sources had no role in study design.
Opinions, interpretations, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by the US Army. The article’s contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH. The authors have no conflicts of interest to report.