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When visiting a provider for pain, a pain diary is helpful. Your pain diary should include when you have taken your pain medication, what type, and how many. Then rating your pain before medication and after medication. Where the pain is and what type of pain.
This will help your provider help you better by targeting in on just what is causing your pain. This will help prevent unnecessary and expensive testing.
Acute pain is limiting and will diminish. Chronic pain is ongoing and may be managed so life is tolerable.
Pain Diary Entry:
Date/Time? Pain 0/10? Medication taken? How many? Where is pain?
One hour later: Pain level 0/10? Where is the pain and describe how feels now?
Did you do any alternative exercises? Yoga? Stretching? Walking? Weight bearing? Physical Therapy?
Did you take anything for break through pain? Any alternative pain medications, herbs, supplements, or other?
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