Postherpetic Neuralgia

Postherpetic Neuralgia

Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN) is a condition in which pain arises following the healing of an outbreak of rashes or blisters from complication with the shingles virus. PHN is caused by a damaged nervous system as a result of the shingles virus. Shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus, causes the skin to emit a burning feeling that causes blistering and rashes. Patients may experience a sharp, burning, throbbing, and stabbing pain from PHN. Also, the skin will feel overly sensitive from the slightest touch to the subtlest breeze. People with PHN often complain about the temperature because their skin and body is so sensitive. Pain from PHN will normally last longer than three months and some patients may begin to find the affected area very itchy or even numb to the touch. Unfortunately, there is not a known cure, but Postherpetic Neuralgia can be treated to ease pain and improve symptoms over time.

How Can Calmare® Treat Postherpetic Neuralgia?

Often the treatment for Postherpetic Neuralgia will incorporate the use of the Calmare® device, which has been used to successfully treat over 4,000 patients worldwide, and it has been shown to be effective in treating neuropathic and oncologic pain. The Calmare® device is extremely useful in helping to reduce swelling, stiffness, and the amount of pain patients with PHN report.

The Calmare® device uses a biophysical rather than a biochemical approach. A “no-pain” message is transmitted to the nerve via disposable surface electrodes applied to the skin in the region of the patient’s pain. The perception of pain is cancelled when the no-pain message replaces that of pain, by using the same pathway through the surface electrodes in a non-invasive way. Regardless of pain intensity, a patient’s pain can be completely removed for immediate relief.

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To learn more about how Calmare® can treat the pain you get from Postherpetic Neuralgia, visit Calmare Of Arizona or call (480) 999-0555 to speak with one of our Peripheral Neuropathy professionals today.

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