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A pain scale is a way for people to measure their pain so that
doctors can help plan how best to control it. Most pain scales use
numbers from 0 to 10: 0 means no pain and 10 means the worst pain the person
has ever known or felt.
Use the list below to find the number that best describes your
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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