Describing your pain to others can be difficult. Understanding the pain scale will help your treatment and give your a doctor a better idea on how to help. Doctors will usually ask you to rate your pain on a scale from 0 (pain free) to 10 (highest level of pain) to describe your feeling.
Dear Dr Lasich - I'm six weeks post op spinal fusion surgery. Dec. 8, 2011 and then again eight days later I was in so much pain. The doctors went back in and found that a screw had broken by bone and some hardware was removed. My foot feels like it's on fire and top of my toes feels like someone is holding a match to them. I know nerve…