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FACES Pain Scale

FACES Pain Scale

Pain scale using facial expressions

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These faces show how much something can hurt. The face on the left shows no pain. The other faces in turn show more and more pain. The face on the right shows very much pain. You can use these faces to know what number to use to show how much you or a child hurts right now.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Last Revised January 9, 2013

Last Revised: January 9, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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