Pain is an uncomfortable physical sensation generally caused by injury or illness. Pain includes four processes which are transduction, transmission, perception and modulation. In transduction, the mechanical or chemical stimulus is converted into electrical energy by sensory receptors. In transmission, the neural signals are transmitted to the spinal cord and brain from the transduction site. In perception, signals arriving in higher structures are perceived as pain. In transmission, nociceptive transmission is modulated. There are three types of pain, namely, acute pain, chronic pain, and cancer pain. When acute, the pain occurs due to damage caused to organs, muscles and bones. Acute pain is usually nociceptive and for limited duration. Chronic pain lasts for longer duration. It is usually related to long-term illnesses such as cancer. It is attributed to nerve damage or tissue damage. However, cancer pain is also known as malignant pain and is associated with cancer.
Pain management primarily requires assessment. If the pain is not properly assessed, it can lead to poor pain management. It can be managed by both pharmacological as well as non-pharmacological means. In pharmacological treatment, non-opioid analgesics and opioid analgesics are used. Non-opioid analgesics include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, acetaminophen, aspirin and salicylic acid derivatives which are used in cases of acute and chronic pain. Opioid analgesics such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and codeine are used in case of acute pain after surgery and in cancer pain. Non-pharmacological treatment is for supplementing the medications and not for replacement. It can reduce anxiety, help in relaxing muscles and improve mood. Non-pharmacological treatment is influenced by factors such as the type of pain, severity and duration of pain. Pain can be managed with the help of pain management devices such as TENS, analgesic pumps, and intrathecal pumps. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a machine which uses electrodes that are placed on the skin to deliver electoral impulse to the nerve fibers. The electrodes are placed around the pain area. TENS can be used in pain related to neck, knee, shoulder, period, arthritis, back, wrist, tennis elbow, and headache. Analgesic pump is another pain management device which contains syringe of pain medication. These are also known as patient controlled analgesia pump and can be used by patients who are recovering from surgery. Analgesic pump can be useful in pain caused by causalgia, chronic pancreatitis, cancer pain, and arachnoiditis. It can also reduce spasticity caused by spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and stroke. Intrathecal pump is a round shaped metal device that is surgically implanted under the skin of the abdomen.
The most important factor for the growth of pain management devices market is rising geriatric population who suffer from chronic diseases need care and medical attention. For instance, according to WHO, in 2015, 900 million people were 60 years of age or older and this number is expected to reach to 2 billion by 2050. Moreover, increasing prevalence of diseases such as cancer and diabetes will boost the market growth. According to IDF, in 2015, diabetes affected 415 million people worldwide and this number is expected to reach up to 642 million by 2040. Moreover, arthritis and obesity are also important factors contributing to the growth of this market. Obesity occurs due to excessive fat accumulation which risks the health of an individual. It also occurs due to physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyle. For instance, in 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight. Out of these, over 600 million were obese. On the other hand, side-effects related to pain management devices can hamper the growth of this market.
The key strategy followed by the major companies is acquisition to expand their product portfolio and increase their market share. For instance, in July 2016, Boston Scientific Corporation announced acquisition of Cosman Medical, Inc. This acquisition will provide physicians more options to treat chronic pain with non-opioid therapeutic treatments. By this acquisition, Boston Scientific Corporation expanded their current product portfolio and this will help them to gain market share.
The major players in the pain management devices market are Smiths Medical, B. Braun Melsungen AG., Baxter International Inc., Stryker Corporation, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical Inc., and Boston Scientific Corporation.
Pain Management Devices Market Segmentation:
- Intrathecal Pumps
- Sacral Nerve Stimulators
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
- Analgesic Pumps
- Deep Brain Stimulators
- External Pumps
- Electrical Stimulators
- Radiofrequency Ablation Devices
- Spinal Cord Stimulators
- Neuropathic Pain
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Facial and Migraine Pain
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
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- Epidemiology-based Forecasting Model: This method uses epidemiology data gathered through various publications and from physicians to estimate population of patients, flow of treatment of individual disease and therapies. The data collected through this method includes statics on incidence of disease, population suffering from disease, and treatment population. This method is used to understand:
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