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Your senior health care or senior home care physician (or nurse) may ask you to 'measure' our pain by rating on a scale of 0 (no pain) to 10 (worst imaginable pain). This 'measurement' will help them know how well a treatment is working, or what is best to prescribe for you. Pain treatment works differently for different people; even when a doctor uses the right medicines and right treatments in the right way, we may not get the relief we need. This also works in reverse, you may need lesser strength medications so as not to be overdosed. We need to be VERY specific in 'measuring' our pain. Pain Intensity Scale ....0 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 no pain ..................................worst pain