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By BioMech, November 18, 2022

Can Doctors Objectively Quantify and Measure Pain? The Future of Pain Management.

By Dr. Frank Fornari, Chairmain and Founder, BioMech Health

Millions of Americans live with acute and chronic pain that affects every aspect of their lives. Pain by itself is an important marker of how a patient is feeling and indicates what kind of medical intervention might be necessary.

The healthcare industry needs a clinically acceptable way to objectively measure pain and since pain is a very complex mixture of biochemistry and genetics and it’s unlikely that a laboratory test that directly quantifies pain will be developed.

Doctors have been using questionnaires and subjective responses including, the answer to the popular question, ‘What is your pain on a scale of 0 to 10?’ Unfortunately, each person’s pain tolerance and perception is different. Responses can be exaggerated or underplayed, pain can vary in how it is experienced or the conditions it is caused by…not to mention, adults and children can experience pain differently. It’s ultimately up to the clinician to determine the level of pain. To further complicate the pathology, clinicians may treat pain differently when it is a symptom versus when it becomes the primary pathology. One clinically actionable solution is to indirectly quantify the effects of pain using motion as a functional biomarker.

There is no question that a multidiagnostic strategy is always the best when applied to any disease. Healthcare professionals have now found that assessing a patient’s functional movements including balance, gait, and range of motion are more important than a subjective pain-based response alone. New tools have made it possible to use motion as a functional biomarker and endpoint for many treatments where pain is involved. The ability to assess sudden or gradual changes in movement can be a vital factor in the early diagnosis, treatment, and management of a wide number of painful health issues.

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About BioMech
Headquartered in Richmond, VA, BioMech is a leading-edge biotechnology company that develops and distributes real-time motion analytics and artificial intelligence/machine learning solutions, including BioMech Lab™ and Coretex™ that quantify and improve outcomes in healthcare, sports/wellness and industrial sectors. For more information, visit www.biomechhealth.us.

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Michele Nachum
Firecracker PR
340184@email4pr.com
1-425-698-7477

Can Doctors Objectively Quantify and Measure Pain? The Future of Pain Management.

By Dr. Frank Fornari, Chairmain and Founder, BioMech Health

Millions of Americans live with acute and chronic pain that affects every aspect of their lives. Pain by itself is an important marker of how a patient is feeling and indicates what kind of medical intervention might be necessary.

The healthcare industry needs a clinically acceptable way to objectively measure pain and since pain is a very complex mixture of biochemistry and genetics and it’s unlikely that a laboratory test that directly quantifies pain will be developed.

Doctors have been using questionnaires and subjective responses including, the answer to the popular question, ‘What is your pain on a scale of 0 to 10?’ Unfortunately, each person’s pain tolerance and perception is different. Responses can be exaggerated or underplayed, pain can vary in how it is experienced or the conditions it is caused by…not to mention, adults and children can experience pain differently. It’s ultimately up to the clinician to determine the level of pain. To further complicate the pathology, clinicians may treat pain differently when it is a symptom versus when it becomes the primary pathology. One clinically actionable solution is to indirectly quantify the effects of pain using motion as a functional biomarker.

There is no question that a multidiagnostic strategy is always the best when applied to any disease. Healthcare professionals have now found that assessing a patient’s functional movements including balance, gait, and range of motion are more important than a subjective pain-based response alone. New tools have made it possible to use motion as a functional biomarker and endpoint for many treatments where pain is involved. The ability to assess sudden or gradual changes in movement can be a vital factor in the early diagnosis, treatment, and management of a wide number of painful health issues.

Read the full article

About BioMech
Headquartered in Richmond, VA, BioMech is a leading-edge biotechnology company that develops and distributes real-time motion analytics and artificial intelligence/machine learning solutions, including BioMech Lab™ and Coretex™ that quantify and improve outcomes in healthcare, sports/wellness and industrial sectors. For more information, visit www.biomechhealth.us.

Media Contact

Michele Nachum
Firecracker PR
340184@email4pr.com
1-425-698-7477

Founded by scientists and clinicians with expertise in biophysics, anatomy, genetics, neurophysiology, biomechanics, mathematics, materials sciences, fabrication, electrical engineering and computer science, we design, develop and distribute state-of-the-art analytics and products that quantify and analyze motion in real time and in any environment.

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Founded by scientists and clinicians with expertise in biophysics, anatomy, genetics, neurophysiology, biomechanics, mathematics, materials sciences, fabrication, electrical engineering and computer science, we design, develop and distribute state-of-the-art analytics and products that quantify and analyze motion in real time and in any environment.

CORPORATE OFFICE

13550 Waterford Place
Midlothian, VA 23112
PHONE: +1 866 246 9999
EMAIL: info@biomech.us

Founded by scientists and clinicians with expertise in biophysics, anatomy, genetics, neurophysiology, biomechanics, mathematics, materials sciences, fabrication, electrical engineering and computer science, we design, develop and distribute state-of-the-art analytics and products that quantify and analyze motion in real time and in any environment.

CORPORATE OFFICE

13550 Waterford Place
Midlothian, VA 23112
PHONE: +1 866 246 9999
EMAIL: info@biomech.us

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