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The impact of pain on people around the world

The GSK Global Pain Index is an in-depth global study into physical pain and its impact on people’s lives. Earlier this year, we launched our fourth index which analysed attitudes to pain in 19,000 individuals across 19 countries. The results suggest that pain remains a problem for over 93% of adults worldwide with 27% of people suffering from body pain every day. 33% individuals do not know the cause of their most recent pain and 66% of sufferers delay seeking immediate relief for their body pain. This latest index also sheds interesting insights into the evolution of pain alongside modern lifestyles as 52% of Gen Z and Millennials experience neck/shoulder pains due to their increased use of screens and smartphones.**

Download the latest Global Pain Index report

Download the 2017 Global Pain Index report

The science behind Voltaren

The active ingredient in most Voltaren products is diclofenac. This is a powerful nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) which inhibits pain-signaling chemicals. The Voltaren range includes oral (tablet and liquid capsules) and topical (applied to the skin) treatments. The diclofenac in topical Voltaren products such as gels or medicated patches, works by penetrating deep through the skin, relieving pain and reducing inflammation directly at the source.

Voltaren is the number one topical pain reliever worldwide***

3x Voltaren Triple Effect provides 3x more effective pain relief vs placebo****
12hrs Joint pain relief lasts up to 12 hours*****

*GSK Global Pain Index Research 2018 - full report, p. 16
**GSK Global Pain Index Research 2020
***Nicholas Hall global OTC database 2016
****Voltaren with diclofenac diethylamine 1.16% Emulgel as studied on acute neck pain on movement vs. placebo
*****Voltaren with diclofenac diethylamine 2.32%