InterXClinic InterX, Interx Case Studies Case study : Shingles or Herpes Zoster

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Shingles or Herpes Zoster is a viral infection caused by a virus varicella zoster. The virus remains dormant in the roots of the nerve cells (near the spinal cord).

A weakened immune system allows reactivation of the virus typically after severe illness, major surgery, physical or emotional trauma. Followed by burning, sharp pain under the skin, Shingles most commonly appears as blisters on reddened skin on the back or upper abdomen accompanied by feeling tired and chills, headache, and an upset stomach.

They tend to follow nerve paths. Pain is very severe during two week period of time.




In this case the InterX was used from the day (1) when skin eruption took place. Pain was rated as 9 (out of 10).

Both, the area of blisters and the spinal root were treated simultaneously for 30 minutes, using dual flexible array and a home use device 4 times a day to control pain. Every time pain level was reduced to 2 (out of 10) by the end of a treatment.

After first two days, (day3) of treatment, pain subsided as 4 (out of 10) and the frequency of the treatment reduced to two times/day.

The following day (4) pain was only sensed at palpation, treatment continued once a day and completely stopped by day 6, as there was no pain. Area of blistering was left with slight scabbing.