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Back Pain Rating Tool - Recording Intensity of Back Pain with the Category Pain

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Updated March 23, 2007

Back Pain Rating Tool - Recording Intensity of Back Pain with the Category Pain Intensity Scale

The Category Pain Intensity Scale is used to help patients record and communicate the intensity of their back pain symptoms and their neck pain symptoms.

The Category Pain Intensity Scale helps patients communicate how much back pain or neck pain they are experiencing. Using the Category Pain Intensity Scale is a matter of selecting the words that best describe your back pain or neck pain. The words range from None to Excruciating.

Source:

Gould, H.J. III, M.D., Ph.D. (2007). Understanding Pain. Saint Paul, MN: Demos.

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