Neuropathic Pain Market

Global Market Study of Neuropathic Pain Management: Rise in Number of Pain Management Centers and Availability of Approved Drugs Shaping the Future

  • January-2020
  • PMRREP4149
  • 182 Pages
  • Healthcare


Over the last few decades, there has been a rise in prevalence of neuropathic pain-related disorders that has resulted increase in number of neuropathic pain management centers.

The growing awareness regarding neuropathic pain management, especially in fast developing countries such as India and China, has increased the number of pain management centers for treatment of neuropathic pain-related disorders.

There are several approved drugs available in the market for the treatment of neuropathic pain. These approved medications include pain relievers such as Lyrica by PfizerTopamax by Johnson and Johnson, and Lamotrigine by GSK. Besides these, several branded as well as generic over-the-counter drugs are easily available on market for the treatment of neuropathic pain.

Increasing availability of a large number of approved drugs for the treatment of neuropathic pain, at retail pharmacies, has created tremendous opportunities for growth of the neuropathic pain management market.

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  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 
  • Sanofi S.A
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc
  • Eli Lilly and Company 
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
  • Baxter International Inc

Diabetic Neuropathy Bolstering Demand for Neuropathic Pain Management Medications

There are several indications of neuropathic pain but diabetic neuropathy is the most common indication. According to CDC, 60–70% of people suffering from diabetes is expected to have diabetic neuropathy. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), in 2019, approximately 463 million adults (20-79 years) are living with diabetes and by 2045 this will rise to 700 million.

This increasing pool of diabetic patients is leading to rise in incidences of neuropathic pain throughout the globe, which will ultimately propel growth of the neuropathic pain management market.

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Opioids - Drug of Choice for Pain Management

Opioids are prescribed by physicians for treatment of neuropathic pain when antidepressant and anticonvulsants are non-responsive. Opioids are largely used in palliative care services for treating patients suffering from neuropathic pain. Increasing palliative care services in third world countries and reimbursements policies are expected to boost the consumption of opioids.

Moreover, various government initiatives to provide palliative care in low-/middle-income countries for effective treatment of patients suffering from debilitating cancer pain are increasing the demand for opioids as a pain medication in these countries. Thus, increasing adoption of opioids for neuropathic pain management is anticipated to boost market growth.

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Increasing Focus on Novel Drug Development

Pfizer Inc., Johnson & Johnson Services Inc., Sanofi S.A, GlaxoSmithKline Inc are the key players in the neuropathic pain management market. Leading pharmaceutical companies are focusing on development of improved drugs for neuropathic pain management.

Manufacturers are solely focusing on development of drugs with minimum side effects through collaborating with academic and research institutes. For instance, in 2019, Merck & Co. collaborated with FMedSci, of King’s College London to develop a new class of pain treatment.

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Analyst’s Viewpoint

A comprehensive perspective of the neuropathic pain management market has led our analysts to infer that the market is growing at a remarkable rate, with North America leading the global neuropathic pain management market. Increasing prevalence of diabetes and cancer are anticipated to provide huge growth opportunities for key players in the neuropathic pain management market. Also, increasing number of approved pain management drugs are further supporting growth of the neuropathic pain management market. 

Key Segments of Neuropathic Pain Management Market

PMR’s study on the neuropathic pain management market offers information divided into four important segments-drug class, indication, distribution channel and region. This report offers comprehensive data and information about the important market dynamics and growth parameters associated with these categories.

Drug Class

  • Tricyclic Anti-Depressants
  • Anticonvulsants
  • SNRI's
  • Capsaicin Cream
  • Local Anaesthesia
  • Opioids
  • Steroids
  • Others 


  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Others

Distribution Channel

  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Online Pharmacies


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • MEA

Key Questions Answered in PMR’s Neuropathic Pain Management Market Report

  • Which regions will continue to remain the most profitable regional markets for neuropathic pain management market players?
  • Which factors will induce a change in the demand for neuropathic pain management therapy during the assessment period?
  • How will changing trends impact the neuropathic pain management market?
  • How can market players capture the low-hanging opportunities in the neuropathic pain management market in developed regions?
  • Which companies are leading the neuropathic pain management market?
  • What are the winning strategies of stakeholders in the neuropathic pain management market to upscale their position in this landscape?

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