90% improvement in the Lidocaine patch system is on the way!


Herpes Zoster, better known as shingles can result in Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) following reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus. This may produce chronic neuropathic pain similar to the PHN pain without the presence of a rash. PHN associated herpes zoster pain may be perceived as constant or intermittent burning, aching, or throbbing that occurs with or without stimulus; a majority of patients with PHN (~70%) develop allodynia (i.e.


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SAD and Chronic Pain - what treatment helps


Nobody likes the short, colder days of the winter season. If you are suffering from chronic pain it can be even more of a problem.Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is form of depression that occurs during a particular time of the year, typically the winter. There appears to be a relationship with a pattern of increased chronic pain symptoms and SAD leading researchers to suggest that there may be a biological reason the two are related.


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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2020


Dr. Hegarty and the team at Pain Relief Ireland would like to wish all our patients a very happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!Our clinic will be reopening on Monday 6th January 2020.


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Dr Hegarty discusses neck pain with Maura & Daithi on RTE Today


Suffering from arm pain, neck pain or headaches that are not responding to physiotherapy or over the counter analgesics? Your neck could be the source of the issue.Dr.


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Irish Healthcare Awards 2019 Winner!


Mr. Lloyd Mudiwa, Editor of the Irish Medical Times praised the WIP World congress project saying individuals should be “extremely proud of the outstanding achievement”.


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Persistent post-surgical pain: what to do next?


Up to 60% of individuals can suffer pain that persists beyond the normal healing time following surgery. This is referred to as persistent post-surgical pain (PPSP). Dr.


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