Postherpetic neuralgia, or Post Shingles Pain, is a condition of recurring or persistent pain in an area of the body that has undergone an outbreak of herpes zoster virus, better known as shingles. After the blisters heal, some patients continue to report pain.
The shingles are gone. Why is there still pain?
Postherpetic neuralgia affects nerve fibers and your skin and lasts more than three months after the shingles outbreak. The pain is a result of a change in neurological structure due to the irritation or damage of a nerve.
Finding the Right Treatment for You
For most patients, conservative care can relieve postherpetic neuralgia pain. Treatment options include nerve blocks, electrical nerve stimulation, and – rarely – spinal cord stimulators. Our most common treatments – nerve blocks and electrical nerve stimulation – have proven effective for most of our patients.
Our team will create a personalized treatment plan that is right for you. You can expect to get fast appointments and support every step of the way.