Chronic back pain Health Record Software

People with chronic back pain should keep health records to effectively manage their condition and improve their quality of life. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals with chronic back pain to track symptoms such as the intensity and location of pain, any activities or movements that worsen or alleviate the pain, and any accompanying symptoms like numbness or tingling. Recording potential triggers, such as prolonged sitting, heavy lifting, or stressful situations, can help identify factors that exacerbate their back pain.

Additionally, tracking measurements like pain levels using a pain scale, range of motion, or physical activities can provide valuable information on their pain management progress. Monitoring medications, including pain relievers, muscle relaxants, or physical therapy treatments, can ensure adherence to the prescribed treatment plan. Regularly documenting doctor visits, consultations with specialists, and the outcomes of any imaging tests or procedures can also help individuals communicate effectively with healthcare providers, making informed decisions for managing their chronic back pain.

Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To manage my #back_pain during work hours, I will incorporate short breaks for stretching exercises and ensure my workstation is ergonomically set up. I will also avoid lifting heavy objects without proper support.
Today, I woke up with a dull, achy pain in my lower back that persisted throughout the day. The pain worsened when sitting for prolonged periods and eased slightly with gentle #stretching exercises.
The long hours spent sitting at my desk for work might have contributed to the increased #back_pain today. Lifting a heavy object yesterday could have also impacted my back.
I took my prescribed muscle relaxant #Carisoprodol 500mg this morning to alleviate muscle tension and improve mobility.
I measured my #pain_level using a pain scale, and the intensity was rated at 6 out of 10.
I have an upcoming follow-up appointment with my orthopedic specialist #Dr.Brown next week to discuss my back pain management and explore additional treatment options.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.