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]