A Bad Case of Shingles

Anyone who has experienced shingles has empathy for those who are unfortunate enough to get this disease. Shingles, also know as herpes zoster, is a painful condition affecting the nerve fibers and skin. It is a complication of shingles, a second outbreak of the varicella-zoster virus, which initially causes chickenpox.

Unusual stress is what usually causes the latent virus to migrate through the nerve and erupt as painful blister along the nerve root. Sharon, who is in her 50’s began, experiencing the severe pain about 3 weeks prior to coming in the office. The pain was constant except when it would flare up to an intolerable level throughout the day. She found that even with Lortab 10 the pain would prevent her from sleeping at night.

Sharon was treated with intravenous hydrogen peroxide and frequency specific microcurrent. After just two treatments she reported feeling 80% better and after a week the pain was completely gone.

Terry Pfau DO HMD

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