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Do you have Phantom Limb Pain?

Phantom limb pain is a condition in which pain is felt in a limb that is no longer there. Phantom limb pain affects 50-80% of all amputees. Phantom limb pain is described as neuropathic pain (caused by nerve damage), and for some it may be difficult to distinguish between pain felt at the stump after amputation and pain due to damaged nerves. At Advanced Pain Management Center, we offer a variety of treatments to help alleviate the symptoms of this condition.

 

In the past, scientists used to believe that phantom limb pain was psychological, but recent studies have shown that it is most likely due to misfiring pain signals to the brain. Contact your doctor to discuss potential treatment if you have any of the following symptoms:

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At Advanced Pain Management Center we offer a few treatments that may help you deal with symptoms associated with Phantom limb pain.

 

If you are suffering from Phantom Limb Pain, do not hesitate to call your doctor and schedule a consultation. To learn more, book an appointment over the phone with Advanced Pain Management Center today.

Author
Vladimir Fiks, MD Medical Director Advanced Pain Management Center and Cedar Hills Surgery Center

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