A study conducted with researchers from University of California, San Francisco and University of Rhode Island demonstrated that, with Hinge Health, 3.7x more participants avoided acute pain progressing to chronic pain compared to nonparticipants. This new prospective study with 171 participants, published in the Journal of Pain Research, also showed Hinge Health participants achieved freedom from chronic pain faster than nonparticipants. Since measuring pain alone gives a limited view of efficacy, this study used a more complete definition of chronic pain prevention, including pain, function, depression, and anxiety scores.
If left untreated, acute pain, such as a sprained ankle, can progress to chronic or long-term pain. An estimated 100 million adults in the US experience chronic pain, which can greatly affect the overall quality of life, including an individual’s mobility, emotional, social, and financial well-being.
“Treating acute pain appropriately reduces the risk of chronic pain, helping to prevent a cascading impact of poorer quality of life, increases in healthcare utilization and costs, and invasive surgeries,” said Dr. Jeff Krauss, chief medical officer, Hinge Health. “Our study required improvements in pain, function, and mental health to qualify as avoiding chronic pain. This methodology sets a higher bar and uses a more comprehensive view of chronic pain than previous clinical literature.”
Results from this study build upon the body of evidence supporting the clinical and economic outcomes of the Hinge Health Digital Musculoskeletal Clinic, including a previously published study for Hinge Health’s acute pain program, showing that participants of its acute program demonstrated a 73% reduction in acute pain by 12 weeks, compared to nonparticipants.
[Source(s): Hinge Health, Business Wire]
New Study: Hinge Health Reduced Pain by 73% Per Participant