Dr. Saravana Kanakarajan MB BS, MD, FCPS, FRCA, FFPMRCA, is the founder and director of Kumar Pain Management, providing pain management services in Grampian region of Scotland over 14 years. He is one of the senior Consultants providing Pain Management services in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and has practising privileges in BMI Albyn Hospital, Aberdeen, United Kingdom. His clinical interests include low back pain, neck pain and pain due to nerve damage. He promotes the precision diagnostics in Pain Medicine and aims to improve the quality of life for his patients through multi-disciplinary input and treatment. During pandemic, there was necessity for providing safe and effective care as well as support for chronic pain patients remotely. So PainC, a mobile app was developed in discussion with health professional and chronic pain patients. It is designed to complement the standard delivery of care and support. The mobile app, PainC, enables the users to reflect and manage their pain conditions by ongoing monitoring, education and seeking timely support.
VTShreeram is a multi-award winning Business Designer and the Creator of numerous iconic startups, including Teetra - USA, Four Square Technologies - HK, Archlancer Global - Singapore, Bilimbe - INDIA, CONET - INDIA. He is the founder of Peacock India and Bilimbe, as well as a Tech consultant to numerous startups such as PainC, Fablink and others few. He currently serves as the Business Designer at Peacock Agency, which is a renowned technology agency in India with global expertise.
Without the app, it is impossible for me to remember what has been happening with my pain condition from one period to the next. PainC reminds me that there are good days within the bad.
Chairman, Affa Sair, Elgin
I find that attributing scores and seeing the visuals really helps me to track my progress. I also like how the focus is not solely on pain but the questions centre around everyday life and quality of life. It is good to take a few minutes in the day to reflect on the positives and this app helps me to do that.
The developers has a great vision of creating a tool to easily and objectively monitor the outcome of various treatments. They actively sought input during developing and testing and took on board the suggestions put forward. I am very confident that this App will be of great benefit to Chronic Pain patients and pain clinicians.
Consultant in Pain Medicine, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh teaching hospitals NHS trust
The fact that my surgeon is able to follow the pain report and relate it during the consultations is excellent
As a practising GP involved in prescribed pain polypharmacy reduction programme, I find this final product easy to use and gives good summary of pain scores, trends and medication usage. We are looking forward to have an Android version.
General Practitioner, Crimmond Medical Centre, Fraserburgh
'The ability to locate and track fluctuations in pain is really useful in building an overall picture of one's pain. It helps to provide an insight into pain patterns and triggers, which is a fundamental tool in managing pain. Using the app allows one to keep that information stored and saved, too.
An easy-to-use app designed with your pain in mind. It considers, records and can track all important areas of pain from pain intensity, medication, pain interference, quality of life and is an excellent resource to provide further advice about various pain conditions and signposting.
Specialist Practice Pharmacist & Community Pharmacist Locum Crimond Medical Centre & Clerkhill Pharmacy