Shingles, a viral infection of the nerve roots, affects 500,000 people in the U.S each year. Most people recover from their bout, but for as many as 20%-30% of them, the pain doesn’t go away. It can last for months, years, or even the rest of their lives. These people have what’s called postherpetic neuralgia […]
At Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, we are now one of the only practices in the Atlanta area offering a new form of treatment for PHN, or postherpetic neuralgia (post-shingles nerve pain). Qutenza® (FDA approved November 2009) treats and manages neuropathic pain associated with a patient recovering from shingles in the form of a patch. Amazingly, a single, one-hour, localized treatment can give sufferers up to three months of relief from PHN.