PAIN HISTORY TAKING POINTS
Site – Where is the pain? Or the maximal site of the pain.
Onset – When did the pain start, and was it sudden or gradual? Include also whether if it is progressive or regressive.
Character – What is the pain like? An ache? Stabbing?
Radiation – Does the pain radiate anywhere?
Associations – Any other signs or symptoms associated with the pain?
Time course – Does the pain follow any pattern?
Exacerbating/Relieving factors – Does anything change the pain?
Severity – How bad is the pain?