From previous post- #03. Inaccurate PAIN Assessments with A HIGH PAIN Tolerance– In the last 2 years I’ve suffered a lot more because doctors have failed to accurately assess situations based both on recorded lies in my files and the incomplete pain assessments.
The reasons for the relational corresponding pain chart are because of the repeated assessments done inaccurately, in my personal assessments, with me. Please forgive me for only sharing a part of the situation, there are many areas that still have not been taken care of properly, but the pain assessments that lead investigations into injuries can cause a lot of problems if done wrong.
When a doctor asks you how much pain you are in do they do the correct work or could they do more?
I can guarantee from the services for me that THEY CAN DEFINITELY DO MORE.
Inaccurate General Pain Assessments
At times more assessment is taken, but often not by the doctors. In fact prescriptions for physical therapy, pain killers, and/or other drugs could result because the tests done are not accurately assessed based on the pain response by the patient to the “Rate your pain level from 0 to 10,” which is too singular to make an accurate assessment. Any person with a higher OR lower pain tolerance can hugely vary based on their personal rating of their pain as well as their body tolerances with pain.
With HIGH pain tolerance a person is less likely to be reacting like they are in horrid pain, but their pain problems could be tremendously worse than a person with a much lower pain tolerance while being uncared for because of the inaccurate way that doctors’ have assessed the situations. This was displayed for me because I had to assume how other people would be feeling with the injury of my LEFT Arm Rotator Cuff to fake in a number to get attention. The MRI proved my reasoning and actions were correct, and my other personal experiences are some evidence of this. The sample of experiences showed earlier are only some samples if there was a relational corresponding pain chart that more accurately fit information better treatment could result.
Another aspect of the problems comes with the assessment by doctors of Chronic Pain, when a patient like me hear that say, “My pain is not always there, it is not the same in the exact same area after a week of suffering it. The pain I have at times totally disappears, so how can they make the assessment that the pain is ‘Chronic.’ In fact my perception of the word Chronic is, ‘It never ends and it never changes and it never goes away.’ My one experience with a pain that felt Chronic was a migraine that just grew for over 5 hours. Nothing else I have had has felt like that.
The least thing that could be done is for doctors to have correspondence about other life situations and our pain assessments of those. Would you please relate any previous experiences so I can understand your rating now? Like a migraine or an infection or another injury. Someone like me could say, ‘I fractured my lower left calf in gym at school, walked home, took some aspirin, wrapped my leg in ice, then went to the bedroom and put the bone in place, I passed out once, the pain was about a 6. But it wasn’t bad enough to make me throw up.’
How Pain Assessments Generally Begin
Wouldn’t it be more relational for them when I’m telling them now that I felt like passing out with pain from some recent physical therapy with my lower left leg? At least sharing the information that after passing out for over 30 minutes and standing up with an injury to my right calf, my pain was about at 7, but I walked out of it would give them some correspondence in understanding my meaning. In general with no relational corresponding pain chart or more details for pain assessments there is more space for inaccuracies when doctors ONLY ask, ‘How much pain are you in? Rate your levels from 0 to 10.’ With just that question how do the doctor’s really assess my pain?
- Based on their previous patients?
- Based on their own personal experiences?
- Based on what they think the problem really is?
How do any these assessments accurately assess MY PAIN?
In fact THEY DO NOT, it’s all a guess for them!…