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What is the best measure of pain?

What is pain?

Firstly, let’s define pain. Pain is ….

“an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage,” International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

What is the best measure of pain?

What do you think the best measure of pain might be?

None of the above!

Your self-report of your pain experience is the only measure of pain. Pain is a personal, sensory and emotional experience, one that is too complex for any other measuring tool to quantify. If you say you are in pain, you are, regardless of any scan or test results.

We understand that chronic pain is a serious issue that affects many people. We’re committed to helping you find the right treatment for your condition by providing comprehensive care in an integrated program. Feel free to explore our website further, or contact us to learn more about how we can assist you to manage your pain.

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