What the Pain Scale Really Means - Prohealth
Learn what the 0 to 10 pain scale really means and how to use it most effectively so that your pain is taken seriously. #fibromyalgia
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Wouldn't it make things easier if our pain charts were a little more like this? I think so!
How much pain?
Pain is highly subjective and a complex sensation and phenomenon. There are many scales and questionnaires that attempt to objectively quantify pain. A well-known pain scale is the McGill Pain Index. If you see this chart, you will see that the pain of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is the worst sort of pain one can undergo. Some people with JHS/H-EDS may have fibromyalgia pain, CRPS, and other complex neuropathic pain that reach right to the top of the scale. Whether or not the pain…
A Simple Mental Health Pain Scale
A good friend pointed out, after my last post on the importance of physical pain scale accuracy, that we lack decent ways to communicate our mental health pain scale. Exactly like physical health, mental health pain is more about the level of distress it's causing us than the injury itself. The reason we treat pain…
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FibroMapp Pain Severity Scale
Great articles to help you understand fibromyalgia, CFS/ME and chronic pain issues. FibroMapp. Helping you gain more control, helping you to cope better.
The importance of the Pain Scale
Using your medical assessment skills in remote areas can be challenging. You are limited to what kit you have available and often find yourself with not much more than just your wits and training to deal with traumatic injuries. The Pain Scale is a tool that can assist you in the assessment of a sprain, strain or fracture. Additionally, it is useful for determining whether an injury is getting worse or better. For the internal injuries it is difficult to effectively assess the extent of the…
The Different Stages of Fibromyalgia (6th is so Scary…!)
19 A lot of us have come together on this site and others.. because we all have one thing in common…FIBROMYALGIA.. FIBRO-MY-ALGIA, sometime in our past
Why Pain Scales Are Unhelpful For Chronic Pain Sufferers
Whenever I go to an appointment regarding my pain I’m always asked the same question ‘how would you rate your pain on a scale of 1-10?’. When I first sought help with my chronic pain I never used to see a problem with that question. However, in my opinion, having experienced it for a number of years, I feel they can be an inadequate measure for assessing chronic pain. Some of these problems I’m going to discuss in this post..