Postconcussional symptoms in chronic back pain

Appl Neuropsychol. 2000;7(2):83-9. doi: 10.1207/S15324826AN0702_3.


Checklist measures of persisting postconcussional and control symptom change (postinjury-preinjury self-ratings on 5-point scales) were compared among selected groups of consecutive referrals with traumatic back pain and concussion. Mean symptom change was not significantly different between the 2 groups. Positive correlations were found between postconcussional symptom change and psychometric measures of emotional distress for participants with valid Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory profiles in the 2 groups combined. Results suggested that persisting postconcussional symptoms were not specific to concussion but were associated with increased emotional distress.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Affective Symptoms / etiology*
  • Back Pain / etiology*
  • Back Pain / physiopathology
  • Brain Concussion / complications*
  • Brain Concussion / psychology
  • Brain Injury, Chronic / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Personality Inventory