Postherpetic neuralgia (PN) is a chronic complication of herpes zoster (shingles), which affects the nerves. Herpes zoster results from reactivation of dormant viruses in the sensory ganglion and is manifested by acute, painful vesicular rash over a single dermatome (nerve region). The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a nerve virus that gains access to neurons during a childhood infection of chickenpox (varicella). More than 95% of young adults are seropositive for VZV, and the incidence rate is ...Read More >>
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) affects 26 per 100,000 person-years. Females are more likely to acquire the disorder, and the upper extremity is affected most often. With this disorder, the nerves experience pain sensations greater than expected for the injury, and the pain persists long after the injury heals.
Chronic pain from CRPS can affect the quality of life. This pain places a huge emotional burden on patients. Types of psychological care i...Read More >>
Sciatica is pain related to compression and/or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain is often felt in the lower back, back of leg, or buttock. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down each side of the body. Sciatic nerve pain affects around 40% of people at some point in life. The risk of sciatic goes up with age, since the intravertebral discs degenerate over time.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. The sciatic nerves are formed by the combination ...Read More >>
The medical term for tailbone pain is coccydynia. The coccyx is made of five small bones that are fused together in a tail-like appearance. Pain that occurs in or around this bony structure can be dull, achy, sharp, or stabbing. Tailbone pain can go away on its own, or it may persist for months.
Tailbone pain is often described as sharp during certain activities, like rising from a seated position or when sitting down. For many individuals, defecation and sex can lead to tailbone pain. Many w...Read More >>
What Is Pain Management?
The type, cause and severity and tolerance of pain can vary from one individual to the other. Pain may originate in the joints, muscles, or nerves. It can be the result of an injury, illness, or condition. It can be either acute or chronic.
Thanks to modern pain medicine and minimally invasive interventional treatments, most pain conditions can be solved.
Chronic pain is long-term, often lasting for more than 6 months. Chronic pain can be...Read More >>