Pain scale for doctor visits

This is a pain scale to use when reporting your pain to a doctor or other medical professional.  I’ve printed out a copy to carry with me, as I always struggle to answer the question, “On a scale of 0-10 with 10 being most severe, how do you rate your pain?”.  Usually this question results in frustration.  This scale’s descriptions are helpful to me, and will enable me to seek care in the future.  Hopefully it’ll be helpful to others as well.  Thanks to my friend for providing this resource! [PDF download]


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