Fast Five Quiz: Neuropathic, Nociceptive, and Mixed Pain

Shaheen E. Lakhan, MD, PhD, MS, MEd

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September 10, 2019

Figure 1. Female patient with back pain.

In addition to patient history and physical exam, single- and multidimensional scales are used to better characterize patients' pain.

An example of a multidimensional pain scale is the McGill Pain Questionnaire, a four-part assessment that quantifies pain measurement and helps discern between emotional and sensory factors.

The Wong-Baker Faces Pain Rating Scale, Melzack and Torgerson Scale, and the Visual Analog Scale are all examples of single-dimensional scales that are used to help determine pain intensity.

Learn more about pain assessment.

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