Thursday, December 18th, 2014
A study published in the October 2014 issue of ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research looked at the impact of neuropathic pain on 624 subjects across 33 community-based physician practices. For those suffering from neuropathic pain, the results will not be surprising. In the workplace, neuropathic pain resulted in employment disability in 24% of subjects overall and increased to 37% for those having severe neuropathic pain. When looking at impairment in performing regular daily activities outside of work, 57% of subjects reported activity impairment.