‘Is your pain tolerable?’ Asking may result in less risky pain management

Clinicians who ask their patients “is your pain tolerable?” before asking them to rate their pain on the numeric scale may make less risky pain management decisions, according to researchers.“The exclusive focus of the numeric rating scale on pain intensity reduces the experience of chronic pain to a single dimension,” John D. Markman, MD, director of the Translational Pain Research Program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and colleagues wrote in JAMA Network Open. “Furthermore, continually asking patients to rate their pain on aRead More

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