UNDERSTANDING PAIN

Describing Pain

Trying to describe your pain can be difficult. Listed below are some words you might use to describe your pain to your doctor:

  • Aching
  • Searing
  • Throbbing
  • Nagging
  • Stabbing
  • Sharp
  • Pounding
  • Gnawing
  • Cramping
  • Burning
  • Tingling
  • Dull
  • Blinding
  • Intense
  • Radiating
  • Piercing