Shingles is a virus that lies dormant in the nerves until it is activated. The condition causes skin lesions and severe pain. National Pain Institute offers shingles pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Is Shingles Pain?
Shingles pain is a secondary symptom of the shingles virus that typically occurs as the skin lesions are healing. The origin of shingles pain is within nerves that have been damaged by the virus. Patients often describe shingles pain at significantly worse than the skin lesions. Pain medications rarely provide the relief that is needed to ensure shingles pain relief. Our interventional pain management techniques are considered more effective options.
What Are the Symptoms of Shingles Pain?
Shingles pain is often described as an intense burning sensation in the skin. Many of our patients compare the sensation to a very painful sunburn. Postherpetic neuralgia, as it is called in the medical realm, only occurs after an episode of shingles. The pain may last for weeks or even months.
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Shingles Pain?
Very few conservative therapies provide adequate relief from shingles pain. The interventional pain management techniques that we use at National Pain Institute have proven to be quite effective for our patients.
How is Shingles Pain Treated?
What Should I Expect After Treatment for Shingles Pain?
You may notice some improvement in your shingles immediately after the treatment. Some medications work within a few days. The effects may last for several months. If you continue to have shingles pain at that time, please contact us to schedule an appointment for additional treatments.
Shingles may cause permanent damage to the nerves, and you may have some symptoms once the pain subsides, such as tingling and numbness.
Shingles pain is a debilitating condition that disrupts your efforts to heal the skin lesions and other effects of the virus. Medications may not provide the relief that you need from shingles pain. At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers shingles pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.