As ended the previous post #07- Inaccurate PAIN Ratings with NO Applicable Associations- Notice how I varied that doctor’s statement. It was done, in my estimate, because my doctors have taken it upon themselves to offer assessments based on their inaccurate work & because I had not read through this article with articulation for the types of pain to share previously. This means there is a need for doctors to supply for patient’s corresponding information that can be related to by the doctor & other medical people too so we as patient’s aren’t inaccurately mislabeled or inaccurately cared for.
Rhapsodie’s ways to share more accurately pain feelings with doctors
The pain specialist information from WebMD can be used, but without having corresponding visuals doctors are likely to make inaccurate assessments. The National Institute on Pain Control (NIPC) has a great way of assessing pain given for FREE to patients and doctors, but none of my medical practitioners have used it. Getting this printed AND filled in for your doctors COULD greatly assist them in evaluating you and me also.
Detailing the reinjury to my lower left arm, as was never done till now, during the summer of 2014 after taking a twisting fall in 2013 then again around Father’s Day 2014 causing further problems. Added to me by the self care for my bone popping as I was carrying some envelopes of mail up from the mailbox was NOT detailed by anyone.
Instead of taking a picture with my camera, I stood in the yard and pushed the bone down away from the skin.
- But what if I had done more?
- What if I had taken photos, instead of working myself out of the pain by moving the bone?
- What if I had done a running visual report for the doctors to look at?
I don’t think they would have found anything with images, because my dense bones and the plate disguised the reinjury, but at least I could have visuals to share. But it hurt and for me, the way to minimize the hurt was to realign the bone more properly, then and there as I was walking into the house with the mail.
The medical reports as followed were only based on the wonderful ‘rate your pain from 0 to 10, and the doctors added me to a chronic pain complainer with NO ACCURATE TREATMENT ALSO.
Basic Visuals to Share
As NO VISUAL EVIDENCE was there for the doctors to view AND no one has even taken accurate visual assessments of that arm even though there are reports made with no visual evidence because it was falsified. An ultrasound of that arm is unlikely to cause a lot of pain, is safe, and is non-invasive. It also is cheaper than an MRI or a CT scan, but it has not been done.
But presently on top of wanting accurate treatment, I really wish the doctor’s did more than read inaccurate assessments done by the same hospital that couldn’t even discern that screws were coming out of that arm back in 2005. My desire for that also includes having them relate to my pain properly.
Look at how the assessment is done in split assessments with both visual AND by descriptions, partially detailed from the work shared by the National Institute on Pain Control (NIPC):
They are asking you the patient in pain to make mark or color in the pain so that doctors can see it. Also there is a packet of information that includes questions relating to the pain and the feel of it. The question below is 20 out of 20; showing that there is way more investigative than most doctoral assessments.
This can assist in getting more accurate assessments if the doctors saw how variables shifted and changed with time and situations if they made any assessment beyond the simplified give us an estimate of your pain, rate it from 0 to 10.
Just having charted this information, maybe with multiple copies of this pain chart can add to the doctor’s knowledge if the patient is using the reports to show how the pain varies with the incidences and the work done that causes the pain to result.
Because of my pain WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN CHRONIC, shifting and changing based on actions and bone shifting having different time ratings to add the colors to the pictures is useful. But there is more like the detailing that for me is necessary because there is no reference when doctors only see you every 6 months or when there is a specific problem, THAT THEY HAVE RECOGNIZED…