Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN) Treatment
Herpes Zoster infection ( Shingles ) is caused by the Varicella-zoster virus ( VZV ) which is also the causative agent for Varicella, commonly known as “Chicken Pox”. These are usually self limited infections, but complications may occur in some patients.
Specifically, in the case of Shingles, a very painful condition referred to as “Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)” may last for months to years after the rash has resolved and cause significant pain and suffering for the patient. This condition of PHN is defined as pain four (4) months after resolution of the rash, and until now has been very difficult to resolve.
Major Risk Factors For Developing Postherpectic Neuralgia
The major risk factors for developing PHN are older age, a very severe rash with the acute infection, and severe pain with the acute infection. Postherpetic Neuralgia is very rare in children and its incidence increases with age. Those most at risk are adults over sixty years of age with an incidence of 6.9 percent, and those 70 and older with an incidence of 18.5 percent.
Acute Herpes Zoster is a reactivation of the original Varicella-Zoster Virus ( VZV) infection, as the virus persists for years in the dorsal root ganglia of the cranial nerves and spinal nerves even after resolution of the chicken pox initial illness. As our cellular immunity wanes with aging or we become “immunocompromised” due to disease of our immune system, the virus travels down the peripheral nerves to cause the acute illness of shingles. If diagnosed early and treated with appropriate antiviral medications, most patients fully recover without any lasting pain.
Scrambler Therapy Very Effective In Treating Chronic Pain Associated With PHN
Scrambler Therapy is showing amazing results in correcting the neuropathic chronic pain associated with PHN. Our experience and that of other medical doctors and researchers has been very encouraging, and the scourge of PHN may be something of the past. If you or anyone you know is suffering with PHN then CALMARx Pain Relief Therapy utilizing the patented MC-5A Scrambler Therapy device may end the chronic pain and suffering. Nobody should live in pain. Contact CALMARx Pain Relief now to begin the healing process and return your Central Nervous System to normality.
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