A pain diary can also record how medicines, other therapies and your activities affect your pain levels throughout the day.
A pain diary can help you and your healthcare team:
The information that you record will help you and your healthcare team prepare and guide your pain management plan. If your pain is under control you may not need to use the diary as often.
Use this template to record all the information that is relevant to your pain. You may not need to fill out all columns each time.
To complete the diary use the rating scale, provided on the template to rate your activity. A zero (0) means no pain and a ten (10) means worst possible pain. Select the number that best describes your pain.
The more information you record in your pain diary, the more helpful it will be for you and your healthcare team.
You can access the pain diary here or click on download document at the top of the page.