Get the Branch app

Branch is a mobile companion for chronic pain management.

A free app for pain patients available on iOS and Android, Branch is the official patient engagement app of the U.S. Pain Foundation and was recognized by doctors at Stamford Health, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and NYU Langone.

Branch offers evidence-backed tools to help engage people who live with chronic pain:

  • robust pain and medication tracking
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • community support
  • educational resources
  • clinical integration

Thousands of users are active on the platform today. After using Branch for just one month, 83% of patients report feeling more in control of their pain and 89% are more likely to try or adopt a new treatment.

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Why Branch?

The root of your pain is complex and personal. We’ve created a personal branch of care to help grow your understanding and control of your pain.
Use the branch, formerly known as Ouchie, mobile platform to take control of your chronic pain through sound data and social support. It was created for pain patients by pain patients, with input from best-in-class doctors and specialists.

branch is a free app for users, and our mission is simple: whether you came to us from your doctor or found us on your own, we want to help you find a way to feel better through the strength of numbers.

How Branch Works

TRACK
… what hurts and what treatments work, your pain level, mood, sleep patterns, medication usage, accomplishments, challenges, custom goals, and more. Create your personalized journey and set the privacy levels to share as much or as little as you want. Self management has been shown to improve results and reduce unnecessary office visits and hospitalization. It also greatly helps communication with your clinician.

CONNECT
… with doctors, resources, our board-certified health coaches and fellow patients. The app has a fun and engaging community to help you manage your pain through empowerment and support. Reduced isolation and moderated peer confirmation has even been shown to reduce pain’s interference on your daily life.

LEARN
… what you can do, what’s being researched, and where to go. We partner with leaders in the pain management space and provide access to trusted, of-the-moment resources and articles, directing you to meditations, support groups, exercises and stretches, meal plans, new treatment options, research, and more. Shared decision making often increases rates of compliance with treatment regimens.

EARN
… gift cards and other rewards for recording your progress, supporting others, reaching goals, and unlocking achievements. Celebrate your accomplishments. branch is all about recognizing daily efforts! Studies consistently demonstrate that reward-based programs lead to better outcomes.

TRACK
… what hurts and what treatments work, your pain level, mood, sleep patterns, medication usage, accomplishments, challenges, custom goals, and more. Create your personalized journey and set the privacy levels to share as much or as little as you want. Self management has been shown to improve results and reduce unnecessary office visits and hospitalization. It also greatly helps communication with your clinician.

CONNECT
… with doctors, resources, our board-certified health coaches and fellow patients. The app has a fun and engaging community to help you manage your pain through empowerment and support. Reduced isolation and moderated peer confirmation has even been shown to reduce pain’s interference on your daily life.

LEARN
… what you can do, what’s being researched, and where to go. We partner with leaders in the pain management space and provide access to trusted, of-the-moment resources and articles, directing you to meditations, support groups, exercises and stretches, meal plans, new treatment options, research, and more. Shared decision making often increases rates of compliance with treatment regimens.

EARN
… gift cards and other rewards for recording your progress, supporting others, reaching goals, and unlocking achievements. Celebrate your accomplishments. branch is all about recognizing daily efforts! Studies consistently demonstrate that reward-based programs lead to better outcomes.

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Testimonials

Can’t live without it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ouchie [branch] is one of the first apps I go on in the morning. And periodically throughout the day. The sense of community they’ve created is fantastic! I also really love their well curated content. It’s always just what I need to feel better! This is a must download for anyone with any sort of chronic pain.

red rocker, iOS App Store review

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I am currently checking in most days on this app. Helps me track what I am feeling and why. Love the pain scale slider!

Molly, Google Play review

A game changer in pain management!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I’ve been using Ouchie [branch] to help with my terrible back pain and it’s been such a great resource. I can finally easily record my pain levels and talk to people who understand and have experience the same pain. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for an effective way to help cope with their pain!

sMA9898, iOS App Store review

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Love this app. Helps me not feel so isolated in my pain. Also the support team is AMAZING!! They respond to emails within a few hours at most and are so polite and helpful.

Amber, Google Play review

Huge Help ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Getting support and advice from others has been valuable in my treatment for migraines. Highly recommend it for others who are suffering. Plus, you can find real experts on there so you’re not going to a million places for answers.

srothchild, iOS App Store review

“Often the conditions we treat are chronic and these conditions can have very small incremental changes. When patients have gone through this, it helps them to know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. The branch program provides that.”

— DR. NEEL MEHTA, DIRECTOR OF PAIN MEDICINE, WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER

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