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Pain Scales

Salonpas® 12 Hour is labeled to relieve mild to tougher moderate pain.

* Source: Euromonitor International Limited: in terms of retail sales value in 2017, based on the custom research conducted in March-April 2018 in the countries that account for more than 70% share of the global topical analgesics/anesthetic market in 2017.

There are several pain scales being used today, ranging from numerical to graphics. They each have unique properties – some specific to injury or pain, some are more extensive exams and others include emotional and physiological factors. While there are differences in each tool, the scales use mostly the same terminology and follow the exact same order for explaining severity of pain: mild, moderate, and severe.

Pain assessment for patients with muscle pain is often done by using pain scales that allow the patient to describe the level of their pain. Once the level of pain is determined, an appropriate treatment or analgesic can be identified – including OTC topical medication.

Salonpas® 12 Hour is labeled to relieve mild to tougher, moderate pain associated with sprains, strains, and backache.

Below is an example of a recognized pain scale: