How Bad Is Your Pain?

Ask yourself these questions to help evaluate whether you need treatment for chronic pain.


Are you hesitant to seek medical advice about your pain? These questions may help you decide whether it's time to call the doctor:

  • Is your pain interfering with multiple activities (work, school, social life)?
  • Does your pain interfere with sleep?
  • Does your pain make you feel sad or depressed?
  • Is your pain interfering with your relationships with significant others?

If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, it may be time to talk with your doctor about treatment options. These questions are not intended to be used in place of medical advice or treatment. Please consult your personal physician.