If you are in pain, you'll need a coach, WebMD has launched a new app WebMD Pain Coach. The app features a diary, library, goal section and tips. The free app also features mobile ads related to the aches and pains.
WebMD Pain Coach provides tools and resources to help those suffering from chronic back pain, neck pain, nerve pain, fibromyalgia, migraine, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
The app, offers daily physician-reviewed tips about managing their specific conditions. The tips will help users understand what triggers the pain, to make health decisions and treatments. It will also help doctors track the pain cycle with a pain diary.
According to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, there are over 100 million Americans suffering from a chronic pain condition.
•Over 50 percent of respondents suffer from frequent or recurring pain and are actively treating their pain with guidance from a physician; 83 percent of respondents see a doctor; 50 percent treat pain with Rx medication; and 38 percent treat pain with OTC medication.
92 percent of doctor respondents would prefer if their patients had an easy way to track symptoms between visits, with 65 percent noting a mobile app could allow their patients to easily track their chronic pain intensity and share that information during visits.
Similar to WebMD’s other leading health apps, WebMD Pain Coach provides contextual advertisements for the engaged user with ad experiences that are woven into the fabric of the app.
The Library contains WebMD’s trusted physician-reviewed content relevant to the patient’s condition(s) and pain management. The Library contains hundreds of articles, videos, slideshows and quizzes, all organized within categories including: Living Better with Chronic Pain, Pain Management Techniques, Treatment & Care for Chronic Pain, and Understanding Chronic Pain.