There is no benefit to suffering with pain. That's why it is important for you to communicate with your health care providers about any pain you may experience. Your health care providers are concerned about your pain and will routinely ask you to rate your pain on a scale of zero to 10. Pain usually can be well-controlled with medications. It may not be possible to completely eliminate your pain, but we will make every effort to make it tolerable. You have the right to receive pain management for acute, chronic and terminal conditions and to expect reasonable pain control. Please feel free to ask your health care providers any questions about your pain and pain control options.