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Helpful articles with input from medical professionals that can help you navigate your pain journey. Patient education is the process by which health professionals and others impart information to patients and their caregivers that may alter their health behaviors or improve their health status.

Using a Pain Scale

Pain is always personal. If you are a person in pain, you have been asked "rate your pain on a scale of 0 to 10". Pain scales are broadly used by patients and physicians to evaluate and monitor pain.

Make communicating pain easier by using PainScale.

Finding your Pain Management Team

Pain management involves a team of healthcare experts working directly with the individual in pain using a variety of measurements, interventions, and self-care treatment options to help improve the individual's quality of life.

Your pain management team may include:

  • Patient (individual in pain)
  • Family, friends, caregivers
  • Physician
  • Pain Specialist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Surgeon
  • Orthopedic Specialist
  • Nurse
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Nutritionist
  • Social Worker
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