Roughly 30 to 60 percent of people over age 60 who get shingles go on to develop a chronic pain syndrome called post-herpetic neuralgia. Learn about treatment options from a pain management specialist.
As cancer is a complex progressive disease, treating cancer pain is sometimes a big challenge. Cancer pain can be caused by the tumor invading the surrounding nerves, or it can be a side effect of the radiation or chemotherapy used to treat the cancer. Today, thanks to advanced pain management techniques, many patients can be … Read More
Most people are familiar with the cosmetic uses of Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin® and other forms of injectable botulinum toxin. But this drug is good for more than just paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. It can also be used to treat a range of conditions – from serious pain disorders to less serious medical issues. … Read More
Dealing with a case of shingles is painful enough. But once the skin rash resolves, a chronic pain syndrome called post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) can sometimes develop. Studies suggest that roughly 30 to 60 percent of people over age 60 who get shingles — caused by the chickenpox virus, herpes zoster — go on to develop … Read More