Mankowski Pain Scale

Walt Morrey, NCBTMTB #331446-00
89 rue Montgolfier
69006 Lyon
06.43.51.36.65
0--Pain Free
1--Very minor annoyance - occasional minor twinges. No medication needed.
2--Minor Annoyance - occasional strong twinges. No medication needed.
3--Annoying enough to be distracting. Mild painkillers take care of it. (Aspirin, Ibuprofen.)
4--Can be ignored if you are really involved in your work, but still distracting. Mild painkillers remove pain for 3-4 hours.
5-- Can't be ignored for more than 30 minutes. Mild painkillers ameliorate pain for 3-4 hours.
6-- Can't be ignored for any length of time, but you can still go to work and participate in social activities. Stronger painkillers (Codeine, narcotics) reduce pain for 3-4 hours.
7-- Makes it difficult to concentrate, interferes with sleep. You can still function with effort. Stronger painkillers are only partially effective.
8-- Physical activity severely limited. You can read and converse with effort. Nausea and dizziness set in as factors of pain.
9-- Unable to speak. Crying out or moaning uncontrollably - near delirium.
10- Unconscious. Pain makes you pass out.