Postherpetic Neuralgia (Shingles)

Shingles (postherpetic neuralgia) is an increasingly common condition that parallels the aging of our population.  Simply put, shingles is the recurrence of chicken pox in the adult typically after the age of 75 or 80, but we certainly will see 30 and 40-year-olds with it.  Although they may not always remember having had chicken pox,