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Has anyone found Pain Scales helpful?

Jan 31, 2017 9:51 PM

How do people share their information with their physician. My doctor always says they do not have the time to look at the reports.

Feb 01, 2017 12:06 AM

My doc could care less. She only wants to know the here and now. It is a personal like of the doctors. The reason I use the app is to have my own personal journey so that if I have a rare symptom I can look back to when it started and how offterdn it has happened. I don't share with my doc. Too much of a headache with her.

Feb 01, 2017 3:27 AM

My doctor looks at the chart and some of my logs from my actual phone rather than printing it out. She's found the chart very useful in showing how the pain affects my mood and my mood affects my pain and how bad my fatigue is and my anxiety. It's too much hassle for me to try to work out how to print it off plus I can't afford to print it all off for the paper and the ink

Feb 01, 2017 8:03 PM

I love pain scales. They're very helpful in my opinion. Every doctors visit, they ask me "what's your pain like today?" And I give them a number, so they keep track of it that way, but my doc will also take the few minutes to look at my pain scale apps (the ones with charts and graphs are always best as they're easy to see and correlations or cycles). I also use this pain scale for reference (https://lane.stanford.edu/portals/cvicu/HCP_Neuro_Tab_4/0-10_Pain_Scale.pdf) and I have this app we use. I hope that helps!!

Feb 01, 2017 8:52 PM

I have a really great doctor right now that actually cares. I feel like I won the doctor lottery (here and the last place I lived, they pretty much assign you a family doctor). Anyway, he wanted me to keep a pain diary so I started using catch my pain. He likes the way it graphs the pain, fatigue, and anxiety. In fact, it was because of the graph showing so much fatigue that he added a new medication at my last appointment. He asked for the link to look at the diary online. I haven't seen him since I sent the link so I will ask him at the next appointment.
I can relate to you having a doctor that doesn't have "the time" to look at even the graphs because I have experienced myself.

Feb 02, 2017 4:01 AM

That's another pain tracking app. They haven't launched yet.

Feb 02, 2017 5:01 AM

That site loaded up but wouldn't move or do anything BackFog but what I saw it looks like another tracking app

Feb 02, 2017 8:09 AM

Seems early. Good news for all of us that chronic pain is finally getting attention :)

Feb 02, 2017 8:14 AM

Or maybe work together with other apps or websites... all the attention is usually on diabetes.. we are being heard :)

Feb 02, 2017 4:06 PM

Looks like their focus is back pain.

Feb 02, 2017 10:34 PM

@digbythedog. What makes you think that? Was thinking it would be nice to combine this community with that app someday to get everything in one place

Feb 02, 2017 10:56 PM

I was able to go on the quiz on that website and it does appear to be heavily based on back pain....I do get a lot of back pain in certain areas but it didn't take into account my pain in other areas

Feb 02, 2017 10:59 PM

I took the quiz and signed up for the newsletter. Will share if I hear anything if people are interested

Feb 03, 2017 7:59 PM

@BackFog the quiz said I was eligible for spinal stimulation and to "click here" or something like that. i did indicate back pain, but also in a lot of other areas.

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