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2022 Aug 28

Pain Ther

Risk Factors for Poor Pain Control in Zoster-Associated Pain: A Retrospective Study.


Sun R, Wang N, Mou H, Gao C, Yu L, Li W, Li T, Huang P, Gong W
Pain Ther. 2022 Aug 28.
PMID: 36030333.


The objective was to investigate the risk factors for poor pain control in patients with herpes zoster (HZ)-associated neuropathic pain treated with drugs combined with nerve block therapy. Neuropathic pain commonly follows HZ. Nerve block therapy is the most commonly used clinical treatment for such pain, combining anti-inflammation and analgesia to prevent peripheral sensitization of nerve.