Postherpetic Neuralgia Center

Postherpetic neuralgia, often abbreviated as PHN, is a painful nerve condition that sometimes develops after you have shingles. In our PHN Center, read about common symptoms, and find out what treatments you can try to find pain relief.

Did you know?
Postherpetic neuralgia is a complication of shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus.

Featured Postherpetic Neuralgia Articles

PHN Symptoms and Causes

Postherpetic neuralgia often occurs after shingles symptoms have subsided. Learn more about the painful condition in this overview.

Burning Pain, Numbness, and Other PHN Symptoms

Article explains the most common signs and symptoms of postherpetic neuralgia, which sometimes develops after you have shingles.
How to Live Well with PHN
Think small lifestyle changes can help you deal with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)? You’re right—there are a few things you can do to not only live well but thrive with PHN. Learn about 6 lifestyle tips that can make it easier to deal with PHN.

What Causes This Shingles Complication?

Researchers know exactly what causes postherpetic neuralgia (PHN): shingles. But if you have shingles does that automatically mean you’ll get PHN? Learn more in this article.

NSAIDs, Anti-depressants, and Other PHN Medications

Although there’s currently no cure for postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), there are several medications that may help control the pain and other PHN symptoms.
How Keeping Active Can Help PHN
Article highlights exercise and physical therapy options for postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Find out how exercise and physical therapy can help make your PHN symptoms more manageable.