The first point is to understand the whole concept of well being vs disease with the focus on painful conditions and how pain managements fits in the treatment options.
Pain is a symptom of an underlying problem. Do you know what the problem is? Knowing the underlying pathology which causes the pain is vital in getting proper care.
How long have you had the pain?
What tests have you had to determine the severity of the problem?
What treatments have you had?
These are basic things that you should know.