Michael Verdolin, M.D., a clinical faculty member for the Scripps Mercy Internal Medicine Residency and an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Uniformed University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, will present an overview of “Post Shingles Nerve Pain and Treatment Options,” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at The Riford Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd.
There will also be a Q&A with the speaker and time for mingling over light food and beverages.
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Each year in America, one million people develop shingles – a painful viral infection caused by a reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox. It is estimated that up to one in five people with shingles, or up to about 200,000 Americans, will experience continued pain after shingles (postherpetic neuralgia or PHN), a condition caused by damage to the nerves.
Unfortunately, the risk of developing post-shingles nerve pain (PHN) increases with age – especially in adults 55 and older.