The most current research on phantom limb pain
has been analyzed to identify various interventions, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological aids, for methods of best practice in the hospital setting.
Though various methods, including medication, mirror therapy, acupuncture and hypnosis, are available to treat phantom limb pain
, nothing has been effective.
Mirror Therapy) is now considered 'front line' treatment and the only reliably effective treatment for the relief of Phantom Limb Pain
Sensory discrimination training has been shown to be effective in improving pain and two-point discrimination for people with phantom limb pain
Psychosocial predictors of long-term adjustment to lower-limb amputation and phantom limb pain
Prevalence and characteristics of chronic phantom limb pain
among American veterans: results of a trial survey.
Each of the five phases required participants to keep a diary of sleep patterns, intensity and duration of phantom limb pain
, and how the pain affected their life-styles.
The actual cause of phantom limb pain
is not fully understood, but most authorities agree that both phantom pain and other phantom sensations are generated from the central nervous system, which includes the spinal cord and brain.
EMDR in the treatment of chronic phantom limb pain
That happens mostly in neuropathic pain and quasi-neuropathic syndromes such as fibromyalgia, phantom limb pain
, or complex regional pain syndrome.
With the addition of two key new indications to this report (Fibromyalgia and Neuropathic Cancer Pain) patient population estimates and projections as well as market value and projections, are available for a total of ten Neuropathic Pain Conditions (neuropathic back pain, fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy, neuropathic cancer pain, complex regional pain syndrome, HIV/AIDS neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, phantom limb pain
, spinal cord injury, and trigeminal neuralgia).
18-21) Researchers have examined the antinocioceptive properties of sCT for a range of disorders including advanced metastasic malignancy, (22-24) reflex sympathetic dystrophy, (25) phantom limb pain
, (26-28) and diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis of the humerus.
It has been argued that faulty proprioceptive input is a cause of pain in health conditions such as phantom limb pain
(Flor et al 2001, Flor et al 2006, Harris 1999, Ramachandran 2005, Ramachandran et al 1995) and complex regional pain syndrome (Harris 1999, McCabe et al 2005, McCabe et al 2003).
Many people also experience phantom limb pain
, or pain sensations that commonly involve burning, cramping, and piercing sensations in the absent limb.
PHANTOM limb pain
is when an amputated arm or leg still feels like it is in agony, either in spasm or a fist clenched tight for example.