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Interventional Approaches to Postherpetic Neuralgia

  • Shane E. Brogan
  • Perry G. Fine
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Abstract

The role of interventional techniques including nerve blocks and neuromodulation in the management of pain due to acute herpes zoster (HZ) eruption and the prevention or control of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) continues to be evolving. There has been very little done in the way of methodologically sound studies to clarify the role or value of interventional therapies, although many pain management physicians continue to prescribe nerve block therapies, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal therapy as preventative or therapeutic adjuncts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Utah Health Sciences CenterSalt Lake CityUSA

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