What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Herpes Zoster

Herpes Zoster, or shingles,

Shingles creates extremely painful

Massage is systemically contrain-

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is a viral infection of sen-

blisters along the dermatomes,

dicated during the acute stage

 

sory neurons from the

usually around the ribs, but occa-

of shingles, because this is such

 

same Virus that causes

sionally of the trigeminal nerve. It

a painful condition. After the

 

chicken pox.

is almost always unilateral.

blisters have healed and the

 

 

 

pain has subsided, massage is

 

 

 

appropriate.

 

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