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- Type of activity that you were doing - Be as descriptive as possible.
- Rate your pain - Use the pain scale that you often see in your doctors office to rate your level of pain.
- Use descriptive words to describe your pain - Jot down if your pain comes and goes, feels like pins and needles, muscles spasms, or constant.
- Location of the pain- Describe the exact location of your pain, especially, if it isn't always in the same spot.
- Note the Time of Day - Writing down the time of day will help your doctor determine when your are most like to see a spike in your pain levels. Of course, it is possible that your pain varies on a daily basis but your doctor is looking for specific times during the day when you see a consistent spike in pain.
- Treatment - Write down what you did to help reduce your pain. ie - take pain meds, if you used ice or a heating pad, did you have to lay down, or take a break, massage.
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