Sharon Flavia Sunn*, Ryngkatidor Gratia Lyngdoh, Arbaka Lakyntiew Suting
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education and Research, India.
This article focuses on pain management, pain is a sensation felt which is very unpleasant to a human. The main objectives while managing pain is to decrease the intensity of pain and improve the quality of life.Since pain is unavoidable in human life many methods have been introduced in order to prevent or decrease the intensity of pain. Treating pain has become easy with the introduction of various methods such as Pain Scale.Based on the scale marked by the patients, the particular drug and dose will be administered to the patients.Pharmacological and non – pharmacological treatment has been introduced in pain management.Treating pain mainly involve pain – killer medications which mainly has certain side effects and at times chronic pain are often prescribed with Opioid Analgesics which can cause drug dependence and overdose on the patients.Non –pharmacological treatment mainly focuses on treatment that does not require medication such as relaxation therapy.However, for pharmacological treatment it focuses on the various medications that are prescribed to patients based upon the type of pain they are suffering.For better patient care checking WHO guidelines such as WHO Analgesic ladder is of prime importance.