Pain medications are drugs used to relieve discomfort associated with disease, injury, or surgery. Because the pain process is complex, there are many types of pain drugs that provide relief by acting through a variety of physiological mechanisms. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) act on substances in the body that can cause inflammation, pain, and fever. Corticosteroids exert powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Acetaminophen increases the body’s pain threshold, but it has little effect on inflammation. Opioids, also known as narcotic analgesics, modify pain messages in the brain. Muscle relaxants reduce pain from tense muscle groups, most likely through sedative action in the central nervous system. Anti-anxiety drugs work on pain in three ways: they reduce anxiety, they relax muscles, and they help patients cope with discomfort. Some antidepressants, particularly the tricyclics, may reduce pain transmission through the spinal cord. Some anticonvulsant drugs also relieve the pain of neuropathies, possibly by stabilizing nerve cells.
The global pain management therapeutic drugs market report estimates the market size (Revenue US$ million – 2014 to 2021) for key market segments based on the indication (arthritic pain, cancer pain, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, migraine, neuropathic pain, and post-operative pain), their therapeutic applications (anesthetics, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, anti-migraine agents, NSAIDs, opioids, etc.), and forecasts growth trends (CAGR% – 2017 to 2021).
The global pain management therapeutic drugs market report also provides the detailed market landscape, market drivers, restraints, opportunities), market attractiveness analysis and profiles of major competitors in the global market including company overview, financial snapshot, key products, technologies and services offered, and recent developments. The global pain management therapeutic drugs market research report is divided by geography (regional and country based) into North America (U.S., Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of LA), Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of EU), Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Rest of APAC), and Rest of the World.