Postherpetic neuralgia is pain that results from infection with the varicella-zoster virus. The pain is limited to a certain dermatomal area of the skin and is characterized by severe, burning sensations. This pain is generally a result of nerve damage caused by the virus.
If you have been diagnosed with postherpetic neuralgia and would like to discuss your condition with a Fort Myers pain management specialist, turn to our team at Pain Medicine Group. With 35 years of experience, we work with patients like yourself to help alleviate pain or to achieve and maintain a lowered pain level.
In addition to a severe, burning pain, many patients experience other symptoms from postherpetic neuralgia. This includes rashes, eye complications such as glaucoma, and even strokes. While you may have had some success treating your symptoms with medication, it is worthwhile to pursue treatments which do not rely on medication. We can work with you to determine what combination of treatments is right for you to effectively manage the pain and symptoms.
At Pain Medicine Group, our highly trained physicians are dedicated to making you feel as comfortable as possible. We understand just how debilitating postherpetic neuralgia can be and we want to help you control the pain and symptoms. Our team has had great success using a combination of Fort Myers pain management methods to build customized treatment plans.
Our goal is to help you achieve the lowest level of pain and symptoms as possible and then work with you to maintain that level. If you would like to learn more about how we can help, please contact us today at (888) 832-3597.