Physical assessment procedures on the patient can help to identify some findings that can form a vital part of the pain diagnosis and influence treatment regimens. The following are some of the key inspections features that a health practitioner can seek out when assessing the patient according to “Chapter 8. Pain Assessment”;
The patient’s posture gives an insight into the effects of the pain on the physical aspects of the patient. An upright posture may indicate comfort while a slumped posture might indicate discomfort.
A smiley face with appropriate facial expressions and proper eye contact would indicate that ...