PHN Press Release


Release PainBreak
More Information – Contact: Boyce N. Berkel, MD, PhD –
Medical Director at Neuralgia Relief Center 727 505-5987 (cell)
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Post Herpetic Neuralgia Sufferers May Find Relief from Pain with Complimentary Sample of PainBreak

People who are Experiencing PHN Can Request the No-Cost Sample from

The founder of, a website that is devoted to providing information about Post Herpetic Neuralgia, is pleased to announce that he is now offering a complimentary sample of PainBreak (R), which for many, is already relieving  the painful symptoms of PHN.

Developing shingles as an adult can be bad enough, but a full two in 10 patients go on to develop a chronic, long-term condition known as Post Herpetic Neuralgia or PHN. Of The 800,000 Americans who develop shingles this year, 20 percent will experience the agonizingly painful complication of this condition, which is sometimes referred as After Shingles Pain.

Dr. Boyce Berkel, MD has been providing information, treatment, and much needed relief for PHN sufferers for more than 18 years.

“Your skin becomes so sensitive that it’s too painful to button your shirt or drive a car. Some patients sleep sitting up, and that can continue for years,” Dr. Berkel said.

Berkel is the author of a number of timely, informative and free email reports about PHN, which are available from his web site The series of reports is titled, “What Every PHN Sufferer Ought to Know.” Many also find his book “Post Herpetic Neuralgia – A New Approach to Getting well again” to be a valuable resource.

As Berkel explained, PHN is very difficult to treat for three important reasons: one, patients’ nerves have been damaged by the Varicella-Zoster viruses; two, viruses have set up a chronic infection state in a patient’s tissues and nerves, preventing complete healing from taking place; and three, individual responses to various forms of treatment vary widely, leaving both doctors and patients alike at their wits end.

“PHN is not only agonizing for patients, but as a family member, it can be very frustrating to helplessly watch your loved one or parent, go through years of suffering, limitations and loneliness.” Dr. Berkel said.

Since 1997, Berkel’s office has provided pain relief to PHN sufferers with a topical analgesic called PainBreak (R). Patients often experience a dramatic decrease in pain, with painful areas shrinking in size and intensity.

James F. Healy of Clearwater, FL wrote in a review that “One hour after putting on PainBreak, my shingles pain was reduced 80 percent. Over the next 3 to 4 weeks, the area of pain shrank from 6 inches to about 2 inches. Now I am practically back to normal.”

Anyone may request a complimentary sample of PainBreak. Requests can be made from the “contact us” page on the website or they may call the 24 hour order service at 1-800-788-2306 and leave their mailing and Email address. Either way, mention the code: SOFM1.

About is a website that was created by Dr. Boyce Berkel, MD. The site is devoted to providing people who suffer from Post Herpetic Neuralgia with information that may help them to feel better and improve their quality of life. For more information, please visit


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