Universal Pain Scale
is the result of a physiological series of electrical and chemical events that occur in the body. When pain receptors are triggered by mechanical, chemical, or thermal stimuli, the pain signal is transmitted through the nerves, spinal cord and to the brain. Pain may come and go or it may be constant. Pain attacks the human body at every vulnerable target such as muscles, bones, and joints.
The pain scale is a self evaluation tool that helps patients to assess the severity of pain being experienced. The rating scale is recommended for patients 3 years old and above. Just click on the face that best illustrates the pain you are feeling.
DISCLAIMER : While this scale should not be used to make your own diagnosis, it can be an effective tool to help you identify the severity of pain you are experiencing.