Roughly 30% to 60% 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.
Chickenpox and shingles are caused by the same virus. If you’ve never had chickenpox, you won’t get shingles from someone who has it —, but you could get chickenpox.
Here’s what you need to weigh before getting a vaccine if you have a compromised immune system.