Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 31, 2012
A new, comprehensive, downloadable and free pelvic pain diary has recently been developed and released by KevMed™, a company dedicated to the relief of chronic pelvic pain and related conditions. The 5-page diary is available as a downloadable tool free of charge.
Unlike other pain inventories, this new diary has been designed specifically for the 15 million patients suffering from a number of overlapping disorders which also includes abdominal pain, Adhesion Related Disorder (ARD), CAPPS, endometriosis, vulvodynia, dyspareunia, dyschezia, sacroiliac joint pain, pudendal neuralgia and pelvic floor dysfunction. Many of these disorders are common in patients who have undergone hysterectomy. Rather than taking a single snap-shot of the pain, this new tool will help patients track their progress over time, especially as it relates to the effectiveness of pain therapies and devices, such as PainShield® MD, a wearable therapeutic ultrasound device marketed by KevMed as a non-invasive, low-risk treatment modality for chronic pelvic pain and pain associated with related conditions.
The KevMed Pelvic Pain Diary is the most comprehensive tool available for this condition today. It can help patients obtain a thorough assessment of their condition, talk more effectively with their medical providers, describe more efficiently the type and location of their pain, and give a more detailed response to questions of which pain treatments worked and which did not.
“We are excited to make this tool available to those patients who suffer from often unbearable pain as well as the doctors and other professionals who treat them. Patients and doctors both understand that managing chronic pelvic pain is difficult enough without having to describe and track the condition. The Kevmed Pelvic Pain Diary will reduce the time needed for a doctor to assess a patient’s condition, leaving more time to plan and implement treatment. The diary will empower patients to take charge of their condition, and allow them to partner more effectively with the providers who are caring for them,” says David Wiseman, PhD, Founder and CEO of KevMed.
Pain diaries and assessment tools for a number of conditions have evolved over many years with the work of the International Pelvic Pain Society and the Vulval Pain Society contributing greatly to this field. Building on this strong foundation, the KevMed Pelvic Pain Diary is the result of a collaboration with the International Adhesions Society (IAS), also founded by Dr. Wiseman, which provides information, support, and advocacy to patients and their families suffering from ARD and Complex Abdominal & Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CAPPS). Pioneering patient-centered research conducted by the International Adhesions Society (IAS) has led not only to new understandings of these conditions, but also new understandings on how to assess them and to track their progress. This knowledge was applied in developing the KevMed Pelvic Pain Diary.
The diary includes modules on bladder, bowel, abdominal, musculoskeletal and genital pain. It can be used by men and women and allows documentation of pain that is or is not related to periods (menstruation). There are also modules to document sleep, often affected adversely by pain, general daily activities and drug or other treatment.
Notes Dr. Wiseman, “Our diary is a work in progress and we invite comments and suggestions on how we can improve this for both patients and medical providers. We hope in the future to produce print versions as well as mobile and online versions that are HIPAA compliant and that can be shared with providers. We hope also to expand the diary to include more detailed sections for conditions such as fibromyalgia, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders (TMD) and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).”
The KevMed Pelvic Pain Diary can be downloaded free of charge after registration at: http://www.kevmed.com/PainDiary.html
Founded by David Wiseman, PhD, in 2012, KevMed LLC is a medical device company dedicated to the relief of chronic pelvic pain and related disorders. KevMed markets PainShield® MD, a wearable therapeutic ultrasound device as a non-invasive, low-risk treatment modality for chronic pelvic pain and pain associated with related conditions. KevMed, LLC was born from the work of the International Adhesions Society (IAS), which provides information, support, and advocacy to patients and their families suffering from Adhesion Related Disorder (ARD) and Complex Abdominal and Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CAPPS).