Post herpetic neuralgia is the remaining pain that follows shingles. This condition may take place years after its original virus, the chicken pox, is contracted. This painful disease can last for weeks, and leave behind a chronic state of pain that can significantly decrease your quality of life.
Causes and symptoms of Post Herpetic Neuralgia
The main cause for this disease is the chicken pox virus lingering in the patient’s cells. Many years later, it will reactivate to shingles. Pain along the nerves is very common and constant. Loss of appetite and lack of sleep are also common symptoms of post herpetic neuralgia.
How can the Spine Care Center help?
If you have recovered from Shingles, but still feel the post herpetic neuralgia pain, contact our specialized providers who can provide you with the extensive relief you require. A balanced treatment plan will be provided, so that your life can progress, pain free. These treatments can include minimally invasive pain management procedures performed in the comfort of our office in Virginia.