Some people find it difficult to talk about pain. They may not be able to find just the right words to describe what the pain feels like or to remember when it was at its worst or when they last felt their best. Doctors who treat chronic pain often use a form like the Patient Comfort Assessment Guide to help them create a complete "picture" of a chronic pain problem. The questions ask about pain symptoms and about how well medications worked and about any side effects they may have caused. If you suffer from chronic pain, it might be a good idea to fill out the assessment form and take it with you when you next see your doctor. You can download it and print it out. The information may be helpful for both you and your doctor.
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