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Our Commitment

We are committed to working with you to control your pain or discomfort. Most pain medications are ordered as needed and are not automatically given. If you experience pain or discomfort, please notify your nurse.

Good Communication is Very Important

Never assume that healthcare providers know you’re in pain. If you are experiencing any kind of pain or discomfort please let us know. We can help!

Communication Counts

Healthcare providers needs to fully understand the situation before they can help. Speak clearly and calmly about what you’re feeling and where it hurts. Writing your symptoms may help you better explain.

Don’t Be Afraid

Pain is a signal that something is wrong and needs attention. Never keep pain to yourself because you’re fearful of not being believed or uncovering a serious problem.

Use a Pain Scale

Help others understand your level of pain by rating your pain on a scale of 0 to 10 (0 = no pain, 10 = the most severe pain).

Pain Chart

Describe Your Pain

Tell your healthcare provider exactly what your pain feels like. For example, your pain may be:

  • Aching
  • Burning
  • Constant
  • Deep
  • Dull
  • Heavy
  • On-and-off
  • Pounding
  • Sharp
  • Shooting
  • Stabbing