Flashcards in SINSS Deck (18):
Minimal, Moderate, High
Low, Moderate, High
Musculoskeletal vs. non-musculoskeletal/ Sinister
Acute, Subacute, Chronic
Worse, Better, Staying the Same
What is Severity?
The intensity of the patient's symptoms as they relate to a functional activity
Minimal to no pain (0-3/10), symptoms do not limit or hinder activity
Pain reduces activity levels to 40-70% of normal, pain rated 4-7/10
Pain symptoms severely reduce or stop activities; ADLS are avoided or severely limited, pain rated a 8-10/10
What is Irritability?
Time for Symptoms to come on and go away
Tolerates repetitive or sustained activities, can continue activity after the onset of pain, pain eases in short amount of time
Tolerates brief activities or positions <10 min, continues light activities after the onset of pain, pain eases in similar time as onset (may be longer)
Activity not tolerated- are avoided, unable to continue activity after the onset of pain, symptoms takes a longer time to ease (>30 mins)
Nature: Musculoskeletal vs. Non- Musculoskeletal
The type of pain (or descriptors of symptoms) often relays information to the clinician regarding the type of tissue involved.
Reflection of differential diagnosis and systems review.
Stage: Acute Pain
Recent Onset (0-6 weeks)
Stage: Sub- Acute pain
Pain may be due to later stages of tissue healing or early stages of developing chronic symptoms (6-12 Weeks)
Stages: Chronic Pain
Longer Duration- Usually past expected recovery time (>3 months)