American Osteopathic Association

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Living with Pain? Quiz

Download and print this quiz, fill it out, and discuss it with your physician.
 

Chronic pain affects the lives of more than 76 million Americans – more than cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined1. Even though many people live with pain, 49% of Americans believe pain is just a part of life2, and therefore, don’t talk to their physician about the various treatment options that are available. Are YOU one of the 76 million Americans living with pain? Take this short quiz to find out

  1. Have you experienced pain in any area of your body in the last 30 days?
    a. Yes
    b. No
     
  2. If you have experienced pain in the last 30 days, has it caused you to miss work or prevented you from participating in activities you otherwise would have done?
    a. Yes
    b. No
     
  3. Do you ever notice pain in a part of your body, and have no idea what is causing it?
    a. Yes
    b. No
     
  4. Do you ever notice pain in one area of your body and ignore it, hoping it will go away?
    a. Yes
    b. No
     
  5. Do you ever ignore mild pain until it becomes more severe?
    a. Yes
    b. No
     
  6. Have you ever taken an over-the-counter pain relief medication to alleviate your pain?
    a. Yes
    b. No
     
  7. Have you ever taken prescription pain relief medication to alleviate your pain?
    a. Yes
    b. No
     
  8. Have you ever had to change any of your daily routines or habits because they were causing you pain?
    a. Yes
    b. No
  9.  
  10. Has pain impacted your family life (i.e. limited your interaction with or placed additional responsibility on family members)?
    a. Yes
    b. No
NOTE ABOUT ANSWERS: If you answered "yes" to three or more of the questions above, please print this out and share your answers with your physician.

 


 1. National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2006 With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans. Hyattsville, MD: 68-71

2. 2010 Consumer Awareness Survey by Kelton Research on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association

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