During the visit to your doctor must be able to describe the intensity and duration of pain.
The intensity of pain, mild, moderate to severe, can be adjusted to a scale 0 a 10. Zero is the absence of pain and 10 is the worst pain imaginable.
Duration is the time you've had pain, if it was an episode of pain has been constant or.
There are some questions and answers that will help your doctor make a correct diagnosis and best treatment for your pain.
How and when the pain started?
What caused it?
Did it begin gradually or suddenly?
Where does it hurt? Can you bring to the area where it hurts?
Does the pain moves to other parts of the body?
When does it hurt? Is it worse at certain times of day or after specific activities?
How do you experience? Is it continuous or intermittent?
Do you have other symptoms associated with pain, as numbness?
What is it that your pain worse or better?
In addition to this information, your doctor may perform a complete physical examination to assess their fitness or conduct some additional tests that help to diagnose.
It is important to be honest and sincere about your pain. Minimized because they do not want to be a nuisance, or feel you should be able to “endure”. Nor should exaggerate the pain, for fear of not getting the help you need.