Dr. Richard Gayles Talks About PHN On Nurse Barb Show
By Dr. Richard Gayles // February 17, 2014
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ABOVE VIDEO: Dr. Richard Gayles of the Florida Pain Institute appeared on “Nurse Barb’s Daily Dose,” a syndicated health program that highlights hot health topics and health headlines.
Dr. Gayles talked about postherpetic neuralgia, or PHN, which is prolonged pain that some people face after having shingles.
If you experience postherpetic neuralgia, it means that after you have had shingles, you may still have pain, even when your shingles rash has cleared up. That’s why postherpetic neuralgia is also known as after-shingles pain.
“Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know there is help available for this condition,” said Dr. Gayles. “There are options out there for patients, and we want to help people achieve pain relief and get back to their daily lives.”
LENGTH OF PAIN CAN VARY
It is estimated that up to one in five people with shingles will experience postherpetic neuralgia. Certain factors put some people at a greater risk of developing PHN than others.
The length of PHN pain can vary from person to person, lasting for weeks or months, and sometimes even years.
Postherpetic neuralgia symptoms can range from your skin feeling tender to the touch, to a burning, throbbing, or shooting pain. This pain can disrupt your sleep, mood, work and other daily activities.
AT LEFT: Florida Pain has announced the opening of their third office in Brevard County. Florida Pain’s newest office is located at 590 Malabar Road SE, Ste 6, in Palm Bay.
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