Pain Care at Freestate Pharmacy
Most doctor visits start with the question "What brings you in today?" Preparing a pain worksheet gives the medical professional key information to help personalize your visit.
We've covered how to get organized for a visit with a medical professional before. Over at Consumer Reports they share the acronym OPQRST when explaining your aches and woes:
When did the problem first start?
Where does it hurt? Some people use Provocation: what causes it to hurt?
Quality of pain?
Is it a sharp or burning pain? Or is it more dull and aching?
Radiation (or Region):
Does it bother you other places at the same time?
How bad is the pain on a scale of one to 10?
Time (or Trigger):
How long has it been going on?
Typically someone will ask you these questions at your visit, but some organization saves everyone time. Once you have a detailed list of your pain, you'll focus more on the treatment during your visit.
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