Shingles is a viral illness which is caused by the same virus as chickenpox.
The technical name for this condition is Herpes Zoster (Varicella Zoster). Yes, it is in the same family of viruses that cause many similar conditions such as cold sores or genital sores. Although these are different strains of the Herpes virus, they all have one thing in common. They produce a painful rash which contains blisters. In the case of Shingles, the rash follows the course of a nerve and is commonly found around the torso and ribs. However, it can also occur on the face, head, and even in the eye.
Prompt medical attention is best and can include anti-viral medications and steroids. We have a long history of using the MLS Robotic Laser to help hasten the recovery. MLS Robotic laser not only destroys the virus, it also eases the pain and promotes healing. Lastly, it helps to minimize the possibility of developing post herpetic neuralgia.
If you are suffering from shingles, please contact our office today for a complimentary consultation so we can discuss the cause of your pain and treatment services which would be helpful.