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Pain Notebook 2

Pain Notebook 2

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A booklet from the American Pain Foundation to help us with pain management. Make copies of the pages for journaling so that you can keep a notebook for your doctor or for disability case.
A booklet from the American Pain Foundation to help us with pain management. Make copies of the pages for journaling so that you can keep a notebook for your doctor or for disability case.

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Published by: JodieLyn on Aug 16, 2011
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ABOUT THE AMERICAN PAIN FOUNDATION
Founded in 1997, the American Pain Foundation (APF) is the nation’s leading independent non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving people with pain. Our mission is to improve the quality of lifefor people with pain by:Raising public awarenessProviding practical information, education and supportAdvocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain managementPromoting researchThis booklet is provided for educational and informational purposes only.APF is not engaged inrendering medical advice or professional services, and this information should not be used fordiagnosing or treating a health problem. APF makes no representations or warranties, expressedor implied. Providing references to other organizations or links to other web sites does not implythat APF endorses the information or services provided by them. Those organizations are solelyresponsible for the information they provide.
 
TARGET CHRONIC PAIN NOTEBOOK
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USING YOUR PAIN NOTEBOOK
This easy-to-use Pain Notebook was created to help you record your pain experience (when it occurs, for howlong, the level and type of pain, possible triggers, etc.), its impact on day-to-day life (what activities you can orcannot do), and how you respond to various treatments over time, including side effects and improvements indaily function and emotional wellness.Finding the right combination of treatments to relieve pain can take time and patience. By keeping track of whatmakes your pain better or worse, you will help your healthcare team find the best treatment approach for you.Plus you’ll be playing a more active role in your care, which can help you stay positive and feel in control.
INSIDE YOUR NOTEBOOK
TARGET Your Chronic Pain.....................................................................................................2How to Use My Pain Notebook.............................................................................................3Why Managing My Pain is So Important...............................................................................5Types of Pain..........................................................................................................................6How to Best Communicate with My HealthcareTeam...........................................................7My Healthcare Team..............................................................................................................8Questions for My HealthcareProviders..................................................................................9My Medications...................................................................................................................10My Pain Scale......................................................................................................................11Easing Pain During a Flare Up..............................................................................................12How to Keep Track of Your Pain Each Day (sample pages)..................................................13My Pain Logs.......................................................................................................................15Notes...................................................................................................................................33Learn More About Pain Relief..............................................................................................34Pain Care Bill of Rights..................................................................................inside back cover
Takethe time to describe the intensity of your pain and how it interferes with your daily life and functioning.Use this Notebook to keep track of your pain journeyand shareimportant information with your healthcare providers and loved ones.
 Pain is different  for everyone.

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