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Manage Phantom Limb Pain

The Pain that Lingers: How to Manage Phantom Limb Pain

The appendage may be gone, but the pain lives on. Phantom limb pain refers to painful and lasting sensations that radiate from a limb, extremity or other body part that is no longer connected...
Freeze Out Phantom Limb

Could You Freeze Out Phantom Limb Pain?

Phantom limb pain, or the feeling of painful sensations at the amputation site, affects a large percentage of amputees. Diagnosing and treating this condition can be difficult, but a new treatment might offer welcome...
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Phantom Limb Relief Could Be as Simple as Looking in the Mirror

Looking in the mirror is something that most people do at least once a day. For those with phantom limb pain, however, this everyday action could have a significant impact. Learn what mirror therapy...
What is Phantom Limb Pain

What Exactly Is Phantom Limb?

What Causes Phantom Limb Pain? After the amputation is complete and the limb is no longer in place, the nerve endings at the amputation site may continue to function in an unusual way. When phantom...
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Treating Phantom Limb Pain With Virtual Reality

80% of amputees experience phantom pain, a condition that gives patients sensations of pain in their missing limbs. Researchers have never been able to find a definite answer as to why this phenomena takes...