A pain diagram is drawn by patient to assit the physician in understanding the nature of his pain. In this, the patient is provided with charts having human body diagrams. The diagrams show human body from front, back and sides. If a particular area is to be studied in detailed, a magnified diagram of the area can be provided.
The patient marks following things-
- Site of pain
- Nature of pain – burning, pins and needles, stabbing
A pain diagram enables the physician to assess the patient condition better.