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What's a pain rating scale used for?
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
In brief: Pain scale
This is a numerical scale from zero to ten.
Based on the rating it allows us to develop a treatment plan and then use the scale to assess efficacy of treatment. It is quite accurate in acute pain but in chronic pain i find it quite useless.

In brief: Pain scale
This is a numerical scale from zero to ten.
Based on the rating it allows us to develop a treatment plan and then use the scale to assess efficacy of treatment. It is quite accurate in acute pain but in chronic pain i find it quite useless.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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