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Post herpetic Neuralgia (pain from shingles)

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Antiviral treatment within 72 hours of rash onset. In addition consider referral to U of M Back & Pain Center for sympathetic blockade at the onset of the rash if painful.
Consider medication trials such as Gabapentin, Lidocaine patch 5%, Opioid analgesics, Tramadol, or TCA's
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit Consider a referral to U of M Back & Pain Center to optimize medical management and consider interventional options which include local anesthetic and epidural steroid injections, pulsed RF of the dorsal root ganglion, cryoablation, and spinal cord stimulation.

For more information regarding our program and what we offer please visit our website at U of M Back & Pain Center (
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) U of M Back & Pain Center 
Appointment Timeframe Next available appointment (2-3 weeks)
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records to visit or fax to 734-936-6585
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patient: 734-615-7246
Clinic Location Sites

Brighton Health Center
Burlington Building
Canton Health Center
East Ann Arbor

UM Consulting Physician U of M Back & Pain Center Faculty
Revised on: 12/29/2014



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