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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. pain over the affected area when there is light touch).

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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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