Scoliosis Health Record Software
People with scoliosis should keep health records to closely monitor the progression of their condition and effectively manage their spinal health. By documenting symptoms such as back pain, stiffness, or changes in posture, they can identify potential issues and seek timely medical attention. Tracking triggers like certain activities or positions that worsen symptoms can help them make necessary adjustments to their daily routines. Measuring and recording spinal curvature regularly, either through self-assessment or professional evaluation, provides insights into the severity of scoliosis and its changes over time.
Lab tests, such as X-rays or MRI scans, may be needed periodically to assess the condition's progression and inform treatment decisions. Keeping a record of prescribed medications and their effects ensures proper pain management. Consistent documentation of doctor visits and treatment plans allows for better communication with healthcare providers and more personalized care.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
Practiced some gentle stretching exercises during work breaks to ease back stiffness. Ensured proper ergonomic setup while working to minimize #strain on the spine.
Experienced mild #back_pain (3/10 on the pain scale) after sitting for an extended period at work. Some stiffness noticed in the lower back area.
Prolonged sitting and leaning forward while working on the #computer triggered the discomfort.
Over-the-counter pain relief gel #Topical_ibuprofen applied to the affected area for pain relief.
Self-assessed #spinal_curvature using a scoliometer: 20-degree thoracic curve, 15-degree lumbar curve.
*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.