Managing Chronic Pain With Telemedicine Tools

Managing Chronic Pain With Telemedicine ToolsIn a recent post in the Boston Globe, research performed by the Indiana School of Medicine was reviewed. The study included 250 patients who had experienced chronic musculoskeletal pain.

The patients began monitoring their symptoms via automated phone calls and the Internet over a 12 month period.

The primary focus of their more frequent monitoring was to record their level of pain in hopes of creating more effective, and tailor-made adjustments to their medication regimen. The results of the study found that patients in the study were nearly twice as likely to report up to a 30% improvement in their level of pain when compared to patients who were receiving conventional tech-free healthcare.

While the study conducted was entirely focused on one medical facility, the hope is that the findings would hold true regardless of the patients and their placement.

To learn more about the study and its findings, click here.

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