Five questions you should ask a patient in pain

I recently did a talk for a bunch of GP’s. The brief I got was to make the really tough task of assessing someone in pain a little easier – ‘Perhaps you could tell them which questions to ask’ were the exact words I think. So, here are the slides.  I have tried to make the pretty self explanatory, although Heidi has been trying to get me to do a voice over – she has lost patience and got me to write an intro instead.  The general feel of this presentation is covered in detail in:

There are some good papers, many by Rolf Treede and his German neuropathic pain network people, on testing for neuropathic pain – go here:

Enjoy!

If you’d like a pdf of this presentation to download click on the slideshare here or in our slide section

ResearchBlogging.orgMoseley G Lorimer (2007). Reconceptualising pain according to modern pain science Physical Therapy Reviews, 12 (3), 169-178

Moseley GL (2003). A pain neuromatrix approach to patients with chronic pain. Manual therapy, 8 (3), 130-40 PMID: 12909433

Treede, R., Jensen, T., Campbell, J., Cruccu, G., Dostrovsky, J., Griffin, J., Hansson, P., Hughes, R., Nurmikko, T., & Serra, J. (2008). Neuropathic pain: Redefinition and a grading system for clinical and research purposes Neurology, 70 (18), 1630-1635 DOI: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000282763.29778.59