Acute pain, chronic pain, labour pain, neuropathic pain, nociceptive pain; there are different types of pain ailments that can affect the course of your life, for several reasons. Have you been experiencing continuous pains in the present times? Are you looking to seek medical help regarding that? Well, creating a diary is one aspect that will help your doctor to understand your condition better and give you the most suitable treatment. Here is the way you should manage a pain diary-
- Record When the Pain Starts
Does it happen after a specific physical work, or after eating something, or after any other particular condition or situation.
Take note of that.
- How Long the Pain Lasts?
Measure how long the pain lasts.
Different pain conditions and your body’s response to that defines its duration.
- Where Do You Feel the Pain?
The pain will be felt in a specific body part or an organ.
Noting that will help your medical professional identify the type of pain.
- How Does It Feel?
Is it a mild sensation?
Or a severe pain situation that becomes unbearable?
Write it explaining clearly how you feel.
- Take Measurement Against a Scale
Note how much on a scale of 1 to 10 that pain is severe.
It clearly defines the degree that you are experiencing.
- What Can be the Cause of The Pain?
Evaluate and think-through what can be the cause of the pain.
Is it due to any recent injury or any other medical condition?
- Does Anything Helped Alleviate the Pain?
Have you taken any measure on your part that has helped reduce the effectiveness of the pain?
- Have You Taken Any Medication For It?
Have you consulted anyone and tried any pain relief medication or are undergoing any other medical treatment?
Taking note of all these aspects and writing it down in your pain diary will help deduce some critical factors of your pain condition.
It will be easy for the medical professional to know your condition thoroughly and take the right course of treatment afterwards.