Integral of Pain Relief as an Innovative Method of Pain MeasurementIgor Wilderman* and Rachel Berkovich
Wilderman Medical Clinic, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
- *Corresponding Author:
- Wilderman I
Wilderman Medical Clinic
8054 Yonge Street. Thornhill
Ontario, Canada, L4J1W3
Email: [email protected]
Received date: November 24, 2016; Accepted date: December 09, 2016; Published date: December 13, 2016
Citation: Wilderman I, Berkovich R (2017) Integral of Pain Relief as an Innovative Method of Pain Measurement. J Pain Relief 6:277. doi: 10.4172/2167-0846.1000277
Copyright: © 2016 Wilderman I, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: To describe and bring awareness for the Integral of Pain Relief (IPR), a novel multidimensional measure which can be used by practitioners in daily practice. Methods: The IPR incorporates both a patients’ percentage of pain relief since treatment, along with their duration of relief into a single, multidimensional value. This value can allow for practitioners to better understand optimal treatments for various patients, select between different treatment modalities, and visualize on a graph the efficacy of numerous treatment methods. Conclusion: With the implementation of the IPR in daily practice, a multidimensional perspective on an individual’s overall pain relief can provide promising hope for upcoming practice and treatment. Future research can focus on discovering optimal IPR ranges for various treatment modalities, as well as for determining weighted values for both variables of the IPR.