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Post-Herpetic Neuropathy – Part III

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD In part III of this series, we’ll discuss the latest conservative treatments for Post Herpetic Neuropathy. Have you ever heard the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”?  When it comes

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Post-Herpetic Neuropathy – Part II

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD In Part I of this three-part series of articles, we defined what post herpetic neuropathy was, how it was caused and how if differs from post-herpetic neuralgia, even though the two terms are sometimes used

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Post-Herpetic Neuropathy – Part I

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD  In my practice as a busy Interventional Pain Management Specialist, I treat patients who suffer from a wide variety of painful issues, whether it be from injury, aging or from an illness, acquired condition or

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Psychogenic Pain

  Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD “Psychogenic pain” is pain that doesn’t have a directly attributable physical cause, like a broken bone or a cut on a finger.  There is no distinguishable reason for the pain to exist, but it

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What is Nociplastic Pain? 

Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD Clinicians have long held that there are two types of pain – nociceptive (the type of sensation or pain you feel when there is damage to your body tissues, think stepping on a tack) and neuropathic

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Phantom Pain and Its Treatment

By Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD In my last blog post, I discussed the possible causes of phantom pain and the medications that are commonly used to treat those symptoms.  In this post, I will talk about other treatments that offer

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What Causes Phantom Limb Pain?

By Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD In my last blog post, I discussed phantom pain and the symptoms typically seen in those who have had limbs amputated. In this post, I will discuss the theories about why this condition exists and

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What is Phantom Pain?

By Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD In this blog post, I will discuss the phenomenon of phantom pain and define for the reader how it manifests in patients, describing symptoms typically seen in those who have had limbs amputated. Phantom limb

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