Updated: Aug 9
Chronic pain affects around 20% of adults in the United States.
Chronic pain affects around 20% of adults in the United States. Small injuries to the bone, muscle and joints can lead to chronic pain. Autoimmune diseases and chronic diseases can trigger chronic pain. Prior injury or damage to your joints can also cause chronic pain. While there are many factors behind chronic pain, you can find a correlation to the nervous system.
It is important to understand that chronic pain can appear as a result of nerve damage, as it often happens in neuropathies. For example, people diagnosed with diabetes can present such health problems. However, chronic pain is encountered in those with disc hernias, arthritis, gout and fibromyalgia.
Migraines are associated with chronic pain, preventing one from functioning normally or engaging in everyday activities. Life-threatening conditions, such as cancer, are always accompanied by pain. In the last stages, when the patient also suffers from metastasis and the treatment is only palliative, chronic pain can become severe and the patient will begin to rely solely on morphine.
Using health apps like CareClinic has many benefits. They help you to play an active role in managing your health. You as a patient, are better able to understand your body and what works for you. Additionally, it allows you to give accurate information regarding your symptoms to your doctor. In turn, the doctor can understand your condition better. Healthcare apps also provide a space for you to keep track of your medication and treatments.
Chronic pain affects around 20% of adults in the United States and has a variety of causes including small injuries to the bone, muscle and joints and autoimmune and chronic diseases as well as migraines can lead to an individual managing pain that impacts daily life and activities. Many sufferers go from doctor to doctor and treatment to treatment but what helps - and why - can often be mystifying. Although patients report their symptoms during patient visits, what happens in their day-to-day lives is difficult to assess.
DayVue.Health is a simple system developed to easily bring insights to both patients and their care teams. DayVue is an SMS-based symptom visualization platform that allows patients and their doctors to record and quantify symptoms. Starting in the Rheumatoid Arthritis space, DayVue is on a mission to quantify diseases that are hard to track over time. Delivered by text two days twice a week, DayVue is simple to use. The first text reminds the user how they felt the last time, and then asks them to quantify how they are feeling now with a simple slide bar. The information then is delivered directly to their care team.
Both patients and doctors appreciate the additional insights and tracking the pain allows patients to use their own tracked data to make positive adjustments. Join Health TiE on April 28th to learn more.