Dr. Michael Verdolin will present a seminar titled “Too Busy for Post-Shingles Nerve Pain” at Ramona Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17.
Verdolin, a clinical faculty member for Scripps Mercy Internal Medicine Residency and an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Uniformed University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, will give an introduction and overview about post-shingles nerve pain and treatment options. A question-and-answer period will follow, refreshments will be available, and there sill be a contest with a prize.
Every year an estimated one million Americans develop shingles, a painful viral infection caused by a reactivation of the virus that causes chickenpox, and of them about one in five experience continued pain after shingles, a condition caused by damage to the nerves.
While the 55 and older population is especially at risk for developing post-shingles nerve pain, they are not the only ones affected, according to a statement about Verdolin’s presentation.
Anyone who has had chickenpox is said to be at risk of developing shingles later in life.
Ramona Senior Center is at 434 Aqua Lane.
To register and for more information, see www.postshinglesnervepainseminar.com or call 1-800-275-2767.