Are you in pain and seeking medical care?
Here are some suggestions of how to prepare for a pain discussion with your doctor.
*Keep a diary for a few weeks noting when the pain is worse (morning, afternoon, night?) and what treatments are working (Advil, Aleve?). Which activities seem to be limited by your pain? Do any foods seem to trigger pain?
*Think about the quality of your pain and give it a number between 1 and 10 with 10 being the highest level of pain.
*Be sure to note your most pressing concerns such as the way your pain is limiting your activities or a family history that might be significant.
PainCare of San Diego is here to discuss your pain and to try and relieve it. Our experienced staff includes medical doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists. Our alternative therapies include massage, acupuncture and pain psychology. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.