Has the pain from shingles lingered for far too long? Is it severely disrupting your life?
Shingles treatment can be challenging, but as experts in nerve pain, we can treat the pain your shingles is causing, using a revolutionary treatment called Ozone Regenerative Therapy.
Call our clinic today for your free consultation on (02) 8607 5052.
Why our shingles treatment is so effective.
We understand that shingles pain isn’t your ordinary type of pain, but one that is beyond explanation. The Nerve Pain Clinic has dedicated the past two decades to the study and treatment of all types of nerve pain including shingles. Our main difference is that we correct the underlying cause not just the pain. We are specialists in dealing with nerve pain and can provide a solution that really works. Our revolutionary new treatment - Ozone Regenerative Therapy – is designed to give you the peace of mind you have been struggling to find. Our unique program will provide rapid pain relief without the need for invasive surgery. Our treatment is different to other types of therapies, here’s why:
- Our treatment is safe
- It really works
- An effective alternative to surgery
- Ozone Therapy is a proven technology used worldwide for past 150 years
- Our Specialists* have over 20 years experience treating Nerve Pain.
- 90% of patients report amazing results within 1-3 treatments
- We offer our patients world class cutting-edge treatments like Ozone Therapy
- Ozone Regenerative Therapy is the most affordable form of Autologous Stem Cell Therapy in Australia.
Ozone Therapy helps treat painful shingles.
In order to treat the pain caused by shingles, we use medical grade Ozone (O3) in combination with Oxygen, via a minimally invasive intramuscular technique, directly into the inflamed tissue surrounding the affected nerve. This in turn activates your body’s own natural anti-oxidant system and fights the cell damage caused by chronic inflammation, by taking control of free radicals to prevent further damage to tissue. Here’s how it works:
- Our first priority is to relieve you of your pain quickly, which we achieve with a combination of our gentle re-alignment therapy and a powerful anti-inflammatory treatment. More than 90% of our clients have noticed a significant decrease in symptoms in as little as 1 to 3 visits!
- We then take a holistic view of your whole body and use our unique Advanced Structural Alignment (ASA) to gently re-balance your entire body. Our 100% manipulation-free method encompasses elements of spinal therapy, Tibetan massage, manual therapy, shiatsu and traditional acupressure, derived from decades of expertise.
- Once pressure on the affected nerve has been relieved, we begin our Ozone Regenerative Therapy to provide long-lasting pain relief while simultaneously encouraging tissue regeneration through activation of your body’s stem cells.
- An individual maintenance program tailored to your personal needs is created, integrating special corrective exercises designed to care for your spinal health along with preventative tools to ward off any recurrences. Our service extends to free monthly maintenance visits, offered to all our regular clients.
What is Shingles
Shingles (herpes zoster) is caused by the same virus as chickenpox, the varicella zoster virus. The virus remains dormant in the nerve cells of the body after contracting chickenpox and is consequently reactivated. Those that have had chickenpox are at risk of developing shingles, although more than one attack is rare.
Half of all shingles cases occur in those aged 60 or over; other groups more susceptible include those undergoing cancer treatments, organ transplant patients and people suffering from stress.
While shingles itself isn’t contagious, those that haven’t been exposed to the varicella zoster virus can contract chickenpox if in contact with a person who has shingles.
Shingles can be spread by a person coming into contact with the fluid from the blisters that form on the skin. The virus can be spread by direct contact or by contact with dressings, bed linen or clothing that contain discharge from the sores. Keeping the blisters covered can prevent others from contracting the virus.
Shingles can affect any part of the body, most commonly the abdomen and chest, and is characterised by a painful, blistering rash. An attack can begin with sensitive, painful skin, which then turns red, before breaking out in tiny blisters filled with clear fluid. Other early symptoms, while not as common, can include tiredness, aching limbs, headaches and nausea as well as a high fever.
The rash caused by shingles tends to take the form of a single band across the body, due to the virus working through the nerves branching out from the spinal cord and surrounding the body. The blisters develop over a week to 10 days, during which time, a crusty scab may form. Once the shingles is over, the skin usually returns to normal although scarring can occur in severe cases. Shingles symptoms commonly last between two and four weeks.
When the pain of shingles refuses to go away long after the rash has disappeared – three months or more - the condition is defined as postherpetic neuralgia. This tends to occur more often when the shingles rash appears on the face and can be prolonged for months or even years.
An estimated one in five patients with shingles will go on to develop post-herpetic neuralgia. The risk increases with age, affecting about 40% over the age of 60; risks also increase in those that experience pain in the early stages of shingles and severe pain throughout an episode.
Nerve damage caused by shingles causes the nerve to become faulty, sending unrestrained pain signals to the brain, which is subsequently felt as a throbbing, burning or stabbing sensation. The pain is variable and can range from mild discomfort to severe.
Living with postherpetic neuralgia is challenging as it can interfere with daily activities such as dressing and baths and can lead to further issues including fatigue, insomnia and depression.