Welcome to Chronic Pain Tracker
No one deserves the challenge of chronic pain, but too many of us deal with it on a daily basis. Effective pain management requires an understanding of your key pain condition factors. Establishing a pain tracking strategy gives you clear and objective information about your pain. With that information, you and your doctor can develop the treatment strategies to minimize the impact of your pain. We sincerely hope CPT provides you with a key tool that allows you to better manage your condition and live a better life.
While using this app, we encourage you to utilize our In-App Help resources to answer questions and help you get the most out of this tool. You can access the Help pages by:
- iPhone and iPod Touch users can give their device a shake to pull up context sensitive help pages
- iPad users can tap the small white info button found on many of the app’s screens
- For all devices, tap on the Help button in the lower tab bar to open the full selection of help information.
The basic workflow in this app is the regular creation of Diary Entries which are stored in an overall Diary containers. You might make one Diary Entry per day or you may make a dozen per day – the choice is up to you for how granular you want to make your tracking. That said, you can’t evaluate what you don’t measure, so we recommend a minimum of 3 to 4 entries spaced regularly throughout the day.
Each Diary Entry you create can contain as much or as little information as you want to include. We opt for a modular approach using a concept called “Trackers”. Trackers are the discrete information gathering blocks that make up the Diary Entry. For example, you could have Trackers for measuring Pain Intensity, Pain Location, Medications Taken, Treatments Used, etc.
When you create a new Diary Entry, you start with a blank canvas and the first step is to select the Trackers that will be included. Once they are added, you fill in the details, tap Save and you are done. It’s that easy.
We also have a number of features that enable even more Diary Entry efficiency, so make sure you explore the app once you get the general feel for it. And of course, if you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at [email protected] so that we can help.