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Explain Your Pain To Your Doctor

January 7, 2019 | By | In: pain chart, pain management

My pain feels like…

Explain your pain so that your provider clearly knows whats going on with you. Dr. Matthew Kalter, one of New York’s top pain doctors understands pain. He’s been treating patients with acute and chronic pain for years in Smithtown, New York. The effectiveness of the pain treatment prescribed by Dr. Kalter depends on identifying the cause of the patients pain.

Patient will be asked to describe their pain as part of the initial consultation. Any doctor can review a patients medical history, or lab results, but first and foremost understanding the patient’s pain is important. It is absolutely essential to communicate with your medical provider, like Dr. Kalter, what type of pain your feeling, and where your feeling pain.

Explain Your Pain

Questions your doctor will ask…

Once these questions have been thoroughly answered Dr Kalter should have some idea what is causing your pain.  The next step is to create a pain management plan to eliminate or minimize your pain so you can start having a better quality of life asap.

Explain Your Pain - A Measurement Tool

Explain your pain. A pain measurement tool made simple. Describe your pain. Tell your doctor what your feeling.

Pain chart explained:

Hopefully this article can help patients suffering acute or chronic pain describing your their pain levels.

Types of Pain:

Pain can sidetrack anyone’s quality of life. Pain is one of the most common complaints that draw patients to seeking out specialty doctors. Approximately 30-50% of Americans have neck pain yearly, and millions visit the emergency room seeking treatment. Lower back pain affects over 80% of Americans at some point in their lives and is associated with a significant amount of lost time, productivity, and income. Chronic pain can affect those who have suffered slipped disc, sciatica, fibromyalgia, nerve injuries, diabetes, rheumatologic disorders, and more.

Do you or someone you love suffer from pain? Does it affect the quality of your daily life? You are not alone!

100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. This is according to a study conducted by the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies. 2) Chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Mar 11, 2018

The chart above is just a way to improve the communication between patients and doctors. Questions describing the level of pain will help medical providers like Dr. Kalter properly diagnose the cause of your pain.

Causes of pain:

Reach out to Dr. Kalter if your experiencing pain and need help. Call: 631-257-1137. We are located at 496 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY.

Treatments for pain:

Dr. Kalter can help tailor treatments specifically for each patient that best suits their condition. Treatments may include injection interventions, exercise, and lifestyle changes. The right doctor can help give patients the necessary tools to regain control of their lives.

Contact Dr. Kalter:

Kalter Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
496 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787 Map


  1. Chronic Pain Statistics: Facts, Figures And Research – Vitalmei https://vitalmei.com/chronic-pain-statistics/
  2. Living with chronic pain? Tell us where it hurts. By Pain and Injury in chronic pain http://painandinjury.com/blog/2015/08/20/living-with-chronic-pain/
  3. 20 painful health conditions. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/20-painful-health-conditions/


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