Treatment of Shingles Pain with Radio Frequency
What is Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Pain?
Shingles, also known as Herpes Zoster, is a disease that affects the nerves and typically occurs on one side of the body, rarely affecting both sides simultaneously. The Herpes Zoster virus causes damage to the nerves, and there are phases to how it damages the nerves, usually spanning about one to two weeks. Some soothing medications, antiviral drugs, and pain relievers are administered until the virus's dormant period ends and is effectively treated. However, in some cases, nerve damage persists, leading to what is known as Post-Herpetic Neuralgia, which can last for years.
Symptoms of Shingles:
Shingles starts with fluid-filled blisters under the skin in the affected area, which can be painful. After one to two weeks, the blisters subside, and pain becomes the primary symptom. The severity of pain varies from person to person but can be intense in many cases.
Treatment Options for Shingles Pain:
In some cases, Shingles pain can be managed with simple medications such as Tricyclic Antidepressants, Gabapentin, and Pregabalin, as well as pain-relieving drugs.
In situations where pain cannot be controlled, stronger medications like Morphine and Tramadol may be prescribed.
In cases of treatment failure with medications or when the patient cannot tolerate strong medications, a breakthrough treatment called "Thermal Frequency" is used. It represents a significant advancement in treating such conditions. Thermal Frequency is administered in an operating room under local anesthesia and fluoroscopy guidance. It involves the insertion of a small needle from the skin towards the targeted nerve. The needle is connected to a Thermal Frequency device. The procedure aims to treat the nerve by either pulsing or continuous Thermal Frequency, depending on the type of nerve and the most suitable technique for the case.
Thermal Frequency treatment is a safe and effective technique for managing Shingles pain when other methods prove inadequate or intolerable.
Certainly, why choose Dr. Mohamed Koura? Quite simply because he is the best doctor. He stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in treatment techniques through his participation in various international conferences alongside renowned foreign doctors and experts. Finally, Dr. Mohamed Koura is the best doctor in Egypt and the Arab world. He possesses 12 non-surgical techniques for treating spinal and joint problems. He was the first to introduce modern interventional treatment techniques in Egypt and the Middle East, and he is the only one who uses the Disc FX technique to treat spinal pain.