Pain Tracker & Diary by Nanolume®
[Created by an MD, PhD, pain medicine physician.]
TRACK IT BETTER. TREAT IT BETTER.
Now you can distinctly track, map, and monitor not only the intensity, but also the pattern and extent of spread, of 12 uniquely different types of pain on your mobile device, using patent-pending technology.
PAIN IS LIFE-CHANGING
When you are suffering with pain, what you want is to feel better again.
Tracking your pain is important in treating your pain. When your healthcare providers can see how your pain changes over time, trends can emerge that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Pain is a complex sensation that can constantly change with varying intensities, textures, locations, and patterns of spread. This is especially true for individuals who suffer from a severe type of chronic pain called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a/k/a Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Trying to remember and describe the details of the pain you have experienced over the course of days or weeks can be daunting.
Nanolume®, the interactive pain-tracking diary, makes it easy for you to track, analyze, and map up to twelve individually distinct types of pain every day. By more completely knowing what types of pain a person is suffering with, such knowledge can be used to improve the basis upon which a more accurate diagnosis and/or treatment plan can be developed and/or adjusted.
PAIN IS DIFFERENT
Healthcare professionals consider pain to be the 5th vital sign, along with blood pressure, heart rate, ventilation rate, and temperature. While the first 4 vital signs are objective findings that can be easily measured with tools that don’t require patient-based descriptions or explanations, the 5th vital sign is different.
Pain is a subjective – not objective – vital sign; it cannot be directly measured. Its assessment relies on the ability of the sufferer to be able to understand and completely describe what he or she feels.
This pain diary allows you to better communicate your pain so your healthcare team can treat you and follow your progress based on the most accurate and complete pain-related information you can offer them.
- Create up to 10 pain diary entries for free.
- Choose up to at least 12 different pain types for each entry.
- Choose an intensity of each pain type.
- Map the location of each pain type.
- Show where each unique pain-type layer exists on your body.
- Show all layers at the same time to see how each layer contributes to complexity of what you feel every day.
- Add notes.
- Go back and recreate a record of the pain you remember from the past
- App estimates the percentage of body surface area covered by each pain type.
- View a summary of trends in 'Charts'.
- Upgrade to include: 'Unlimited Pain Entries', 'Copy/Edit', Numbness', 'Custom Pain Types' and 'Interactive Summary & Animation'.
- Aching – A dull, heavy, hurting-type of soreness.
- Allodynia – An unusual skin-sensitivity to light-touch or vibrations that causes severe pain.
- Burning – A fiery, blistering, broiling, or searing pain.
- Cutting – A sharp, tearing or lacerating pain.
- Freezing – A shivering, bone-chilling or ice-cold sensation.
- Shooting – A flash of pain that travels across or down a body region.
- Squeezing – A cramping, gripping, spasms-type of pain.
- Stabbing – A sharp, penetrating, knife-like pain.
- Stiffness – An inability to move a joint or muscle due to tightness or poor flexibility.
- Stinging – A sharp, pinching, pins-and-needles pain.
- Stretching – A pulling, twisting, tugging pain.
- Throbbing – A beating, pounding or pulsing pain.
- Tingling – An itchy, bug-crawling or repetitive tapping sensation.
Data is stored locally on each device and is not collected or stored by Nanolume®, LLC.
Copyright © 2014-2016 Nanolume® LLC. All rights reserved. Patent Pending.