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Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)in Phoenix, AZ

Treatment options

Treatment options may include:

  • Creams
  • Numbing patches
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Painkillers
  • Prescription drugs
  • Steroid injections
  • Tricyclic antidepressants

Symptoms

Symptoms include:

  • Achiness
  • Appetite loss
  • Burning sensation
  • Deep pain
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Itching
  • Jabbing pain
  • Numbness
  • Sensitivity to pressure, touch (allodynia), or temperature
  • Severe pain in the same spot where shingles occurred that lasts for more than 30 days
  • Sharp pain

Diagnostic Tests

Diagnostic tests include: Usually, tests for postherpetic neuralgia are not necessary because the doctor will recognize the condition based on the duration and location of the patient’s pain symptoms after having shingles.

Causes

Causes & contributing factors may include:

  • Chickenpox virus
  • Viral damage to the nerve cells due to shingles
  • Triggers that can cause the shingles virus to reoccur are age, illness, and stress.

The Pain Experts of Arizona was founded to bring the highest level of care in a state-of-the-art setting that emphasizes the belief of treating our patients with the same respect, compassion, and dedication we would treat our own friends and family.

Contact our office to schedule an appointment and let us help you get back on your way to an active life without the limitations of chronic pain. From our Phoenix office, The Pain Experts of Arizona, serves pain management patients in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek, and the entire Phoenix area.