Pain – History

Pain analysis

  • Site & referral (where is it? Where it goes?)
  • Onset (sudden or gradual?)
  • Course (how often does it happen?)
  • Duration (when did it start?)
  • Severity (how bad is it?)
  • Character (Burning, throbbing, stabbing, constricting, tightness, colicky or just a pain) (what does it feel like?)
  • Relieving factors (what eases it?)
  • Exacerbating factors (what brings it?)
  • Cause like trauma (why do you think you’ve got it?)