I’m not sure when I first came across the LEGO pain scale, or where I got it from (although the graphic suggests it is from The Brick Testament), but I have often found this to be a very useful way to indicate to medical staff the severity of a particular pain.
|0||No pain||No pain|
|2||Mild pain||Can be ignored|
|4||Moderate pain||Interferes with tasks|
|6||Serious pain||Interferes with concentration|
|10||Worst pain possible||Death imminent|
I like it because it gives a practical definition to each level of pain that is more understandable than simply saying, “My pain is 6/10”.
I’ve saved this scale to my phone so I have it handy in an emergency.