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WebMD Pain Coach

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WebMD Pain Coach™ offers a holistic approach to balancing lifestyle with chronic pain conditions to help inspire a better day. WebMD’s new app is a mobile companion to help you through daily health and wellness choices so you can better manage your chronic pain. Enjoy a personalized experience as physician-reviewed tips related to your specific condition are delivered daily to you. WebMD Pain Coach™ puts you in control of your lifestyle choices so you can review personal patterns to understand triggers, set goals, and easily share progress with your physician.

588 Tips – 293 Articles – 86 Goals – 25 Videos – 21 Slideshows – 5 Quizzes

WebMD Pain Coach™ is specially designed and customized for people with the following chronic pain conditions:
✓ Back pain
✓ Neck pain
✓ Nerve pain
✓ Fibromyalgia
✓ Migraine
✓ Osteoarthritis
✓ Rheumatoid arthritis

If your chronic pain condition is not listed above, you can still use the app to track pain, set goals, and get pain management tips, articles, slideshows and videos.

When you first download and use WebMD Pain Coach™, you are asked to select your chronic pain condition(s), as well as symptoms, triggers and treatments that apply to your condition(s). If privacy is important, the option to set a four digit PIN will keep your information secure. WebMD’s drug look-up allows you to search and select over-the-counter and prescribed medications, and record the dosage of each drug selected.

WebMD Pain Coach™ is organized into four easy-to-use sections:
The Journal section allows you to quickly and easily record your day. A separate Journal screen exists for each day. Once entries are created for multiple days, flip back to see your pain history. Turn your phone sideways to generate your Pain Coach™ Report: a historical chart that plots your general well-being against your pain levels while listing your most common symptoms, triggers and treatments. Tap on a day to view a snapshot of your pain history and export your Pain Coach™ Report to PDF and email it to yourself or your physician.
♦ Record how you generally feel each day by sliding the Pain Coach™ ‘Well Being Belt.’
♦ Log a pain entry to track details surrounding pain: pain level from 1-10, symptoms, triggers, treatments and notes.
♦ Reminder to log a pain entry by receiving a Pain Coach™ notification once a day.
♦ View a new Daily Tip that is personalized to your condition(s), triggers and treatments.
♦ If you set goals to better manage pain, tap ‘Today’s Goals’ to check off achieved goals.

✓ Goals
The Goals section allows you to browse and select physician-approved goals from five lifestyle categories related to your pain condition(s): Food, Rest, Exercise, Mood, and Treatments. You can also create your own goals. Each related tip can be viewed before selecting a goal. The goal duration can be set from one day to one year.
♦ The green ribbon at the top of the Goals screen indicates the percent completion rate for active goals.
♦ Once a goal is selected, tap ‘My Goals’ to view Goal Activity for active and completed goals.
♦ If you have more than one chronic pain condition, the goal that is suggested for a specific condition is indicated.

✓ Library
The Library section contains all of the critical, physician-approved content relevant to your condition(s) and pain management. The Library contains hundreds of articles, videos, slideshows and quizzes. All articles are available for offline reading.
♦ Library content contains links to WebMD’s mobile website.
♦ The Library is searchable.
♦ Share all Library content via email, Facebook or Twitter.

✓ Tips
The Tips section features hundreds of ‘bite-sized’ tips that are matched with goals and organized into the same five lifestyle categories: Food, Rest, Exercise, Mood and Treatments. Each goal has between 3-10 supporting tips.
♦ Search for a specific tip.
♦ After reading a tip, view the goal related to the tip, or view related Library articles.

What's New in Version 1.2

– iOS 7 compliant
– Fixed a crash upon adding a custom symptom, trigger, treatment, or medication, experienced by users who’ve upgraded to iOS 7

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Customer Reviews

Great app to help pain and record for your doctor

This is a great app. I've learned new ways of managing my pain with this. Not only can you track your pain, treatments tried-medication and otherwise, possible triggers, and write short notes-you can make goals, (your own, or they have great suggestions,) and track your progress. It's easy to use and has been extraordinary helpful for me. I showed it to my doctor, who was very impressed by it and encouraged me to keep using it.
The only possible improvements I can see, is making a journal to go along with it, because the notes just don't give you enough room. Also, making a printer-friendly version so you could print out your everything you've filled out in the last week or so for your doctor.

App has potential

I agree with other reviewer, this app should include a goal's journal. It's not a big leap to have a hard copy journal, but it's a pain if you're on the go and want to work on goals. I think the app has potential -- just needs more development. Crashed on me too when trying to enter info on med info.
ADDITIONAL COMMENT: While some features need tweaking, I've been using the App for about 3 weeks and it is helping me manage my pain. BEST THING. I showed the history to my doctor during my last appointment. She was so impressed that I'm trying to manage my pain that she re-engaged in treatment. First time that's happened.

Buggy, needs updates & improvements!

The developers of this app are neglecting it. It's extremely slow, especially on startup, and often shuts itself off. The symptom tracking needs to be more fluid and intuitive with less limitations. I still use this app because there aren't a ton of good chronic pain logging apps out there, but I'm really disappointed that WebMd is putting resources into developing new apps yet not trying to improve on this one when there are people seriously relying on it. I really think they should be talking to people who use the app to find out how they use it and what they'd like to see improve.

WebMD Pain Coach
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  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated: Nov 18, 2013
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 22.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: WebMD Health Corporation

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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