JEREMY NOBEL, M.D.
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Tell me about the pain.
Is it sharp or dull?
What brings it on?
What makes it go away?
Does it feel better after eating?
Can you tolerate greasy foods?
Does it get relieved when you lie down?
Is it worse in the morning or evening?
Put your finger on the spot that hurts most.
Does it come and go or is the pain constant?
Does it radiate through to your back or shoulder?
Does it crumple you in half when the pain comes?
Do you feel like a small animal is nibbling inside you?
Do you wake in the
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NOBEL J. Pain Work-up. Ann Intern Med. 1982;96:523. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-4-523_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(4):523.
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