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How can I treat back pain from where i had shingles?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Consultation

Find pain specialist in you area.
Treatment of shingles pain takes time and expertise.

In brief: Consultation

Find pain specialist in you area.
Treatment of shingles pain takes time and expertise.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Other therapies include EMLA cream, capsaicin cream, epidural steroids, spinal cord stimulators... All are determined by seeing a pain specialist.
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pain consult

Topical creams like Emla and capsaicin, epidural steroids, lyrica (pregabalin).
..All of which can be prescribed by a pain specialist.

In brief: Pain consult

Topical creams like Emla and capsaicin, epidural steroids, lyrica (pregabalin).
..All of which can be prescribed by a pain specialist.
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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Dr. Douglas Beall
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Medications

There are medications like Acyclovir that can be used to treat shingles in the acute phase or right before the skin lesions appear. Medications like Neurontin (gabapentin) or anti-inflammatory medications are sometimes helpful for the pain afterwards as are epidural steroid injections.
Consult your local physician.

In brief: Medications

There are medications like Acyclovir that can be used to treat shingles in the acute phase or right before the skin lesions appear. Medications like Neurontin (gabapentin) or anti-inflammatory medications are sometimes helpful for the pain afterwards as are epidural steroid injections.
Consult your local physician.
Dr. Douglas Beall
Dr. Douglas Beall
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