We all experience pain, but not many of us are able to explain the pain. Here’s a handy guide for how to describe your pain like the pros.
Is Your Pain Acute Or Chronic?
Your pain can be described by tracking the amount of time your pain has been affecting you.
- Acute Pain – If you’ve been feeling your pain for less than six months.
- Chronic Pain – If your pain surfaces after tissue healing is complete, or after an acute disease has run its course, or if your pain lasts for more than six months straight, you are experiencing chronic pain.
Is Your Pain Mild, Moderate, Or Severe?
It is common to use a numeric scale to rate pain intensity. Imagine the number 0 represents no pain, and 10 is the worst pain imaginable.
- Mild Pain – Less than 4 on the pain scale.
- Moderate Pain – 5 and 6 on the pain scale.
- Severe Pain – 7 or more on the pain scale.
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