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Pain Assessment

Introduction

Why You Should Take This Assessment

Pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical attention. When pain is severe, it can make it hard to function. Many physical conditions including injury, arthritis, and fibromyalgia can bring about pain. Psychological factors, like stress or unconscious conflict, can worsen or even cause pain. Whether pain is from a physical or a psychological cause or both, pain is REAL.

Take this assessment to better understand how your pain interferes with your daily activities and, most importantly, to get some ideas of how to minimize your pain and prevent it from coming back.

How Much Time This Assessment Will Take

5 minutes

What You'll Get At The End Of The Assessment

  • An explanation of the causes of pain - and the risk of pain recurring
  • Recommended action steps for reducing and preventing pain
  • Links to additional reading

Privacy Note: The assessment tool is not intended for shared or public computers. Read More.


Review Date:8/27/2015
Reviewed By:Georgina Haden, M.D, AACP, board certified in internal medicine, New York State, Internal Medicine attending, Adult Medicine Department, Urban Health Plan, Bronx, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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