Common conditions and types of acute pain

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Sprains and strains

Muscle pain such as those that occur after a strain or sprain is particularly common in individuals aged 18–34 years, and are more common among those who engage in sporting activities.1,2

These soft-tissue injuries are a frequent cause of pain. However, they can be managed with a variety of physiotherapeutic and pharmaceutical interventions helping patients to get back to enjoying their life.3,4

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Acute back and neck pain due to sprain or strain

According to the 2017 Global Pain Index, an online survey, 36% of Canadians experience back pain, 34% experience lower back pain and 30% experience neck pain. As a result of their pain, 6 in 10 Canadian sufferers feel their quality of life has decreased.5

Effective symptomatic relief is available to help patients manage their acute pain.4

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Headaches and migraines

On a weekly basis, 22% of Canadians suffer from head pain, including headaches (19%), tension headaches (14%), and migraines (6%).5

Women (22%) and people 18–34-years old (27%) are more likely to suffer from regular headaches than others.5

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Fever is a common sign and symptom observed in a variety of clinical settings.6

Normal body temperature is between 36.5°C to 38.0°C, with the typical temperature at 37.0°C.6

In a healthy afebrile person, the hypothalamic thermoregulatory centre of the brain regulates body temperature by balancing the heat produced during metabolism and the heat that is released through respiration and evaporation.6

However, when this balance is offset due to different reasons, fever and discomfort sets in.6

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