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Why is shingles so painful? 

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Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management
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In brief: Peripheral pain

Varicella zoster virus usually stays dormant in the ganglion of the spinal cord.
Under certain conditions the virus migrates to peripheral dermatomes of certain thoracic areas causing intense pain.

In brief: Peripheral pain

Varicella zoster virus usually stays dormant in the ganglion of the spinal cord.
Under certain conditions the virus migrates to peripheral dermatomes of certain thoracic areas causing intense pain.
Dr. Mark Sacher
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Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine

In brief: Nerve damage

Shingles is an infection of nerve roots coming from the spinal cord and the nerve inflammation can be very painful.

In brief: Nerve damage

Shingles is an infection of nerve roots coming from the spinal cord and the nerve inflammation can be very painful.
Dr. Traci Buxton
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