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SELF-MEDICATION WITH OVER-THE-COUNTER ANALGESICS: A SURVEY OF PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS AND CONCERNS ABOUT PAIN MEDICATION

Pain is a major healthcare problem. According to the most recent Global Burden of Disease Study, several of the most common conditions are pain problems (such as tension-type headache, migraine and low back pain). Also, pain is the leading cause of disability, with low back pain (first), migraine (second), neck pain (sixth), and other musculoskeletal disorders (seventh) dominating the top ten of most important causes of Years Lived with Disability (YLD).4

SELF-MEDICATION WITH OVER-THE-COUNTER ANALGESICS: A SURVEY OF PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS AND CONCERNS ABOUT PAIN MEDICATION

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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