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Please email clinical [AT] rickhanseninstitute [DOT] org with any questions.

Pain has many negative effects: social isolation, unemployment, decreased function, decreased quality of life, depression and even suicide. Seventy-seven percent of individuals with SCI indicate that pain always interferes with one or more of their daily activities. Eleven percent of people report that pain, rather than loss of function, is the main factor preventing them from engaging in work. 

Through better assessment of pain, we can reduce its impact on the healing and rehabilitation process. ​

RHSCIR 2.0: Toolkit for Pain Assessment


Pain Facility Report

Because pain is so variable in the way that it is collected and reported by patients, we don't currently have plans to create a pain report. Is this something that you have an interest in and would like us to consider? Please email us at clinical [AT] rickhanseninstitute [DOT] org. 


For more information about these reports, click here.