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Herpetic Neuralgia

Intercostal Nerve Block for Shingles Pain and Post-herpetic Neuralgia Pain? -


Gabapentin (Neurontin) is an anticonvulsant and analgesic drug. It was originally developed to treat epilepsy, and is currently also used to relieve neuropathic pain. It is recommended as a first line agent for the treatment of neuropathic pain arising from diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, and central neuropathic pain. #Glogster #Gabapentin

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‎Post Herpetic‬ ‪‎Neuralgia‬ (PHN), is a pain condition that caused by varicella zoster virus, the same virus which causes chicken pox. After the symptoms of chickenpox gone, the virus "goes to sleep". When the immune system goes down, the virus wake up and grows in nerves, causing pain. When the virus reaches the skin, it causes the shingles rash. Interventional Therapies such as ‎Nerve Blocks‬, ‪Sympathetic Blocks‬, ‪‎Spinal Cord‬ ‎Stimulation‬ for PHN.