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Types of Pain and how Physical and Emotional Pain Correlate As the disaster duo

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What are the Types of Pain One Can Have and How Do We Accurately Assess the Level  of Pain? Pain is a concept that is different to all people. Many medical facilities use a rating scale of 1-10 to rate your pain. Does this seem like an accurate assessment to you? When asked this question, how do you answer? Most of us think for a minute and pause. Next, we look at the attending physician with a little bit of confusion as to how they will rate your rating. If you say a 5 does that mean you feel "manageable pain"? If you say 10, are you feeling like you are being dramatic when you are truly feeling completely drained  physically, emotionally and all of your thoughts and focuses are on this pain.  Can you truly rate it a 10?  The Famous 1-10 Scale of Pain Assessment  Number scales are extremely difficult to use to assess pain. Many chronic pain patients feel some kind of confusion when it comes to the rating scale. We are so afraid of being” rated back” or not taken seriously be