Keeping a Pain Diary
You may have noticed that I sometimes recommend keeping a pain diary. Basically a pain diary is a daily log that tracks your pain intensity as well as medications, therapies and other activities that may impact your pain. The pain diary can be a very useful tool in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain.
Read more about the various reasons to keep a pain diary and download a Daily Pain Log that you can print out and use: _Keeping a Pain Diary _
Karen is the Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Association. She wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Pain Management.