Phantom Limb Pain

  • (noun): Pain felt by an amputee that seems to be located in the missing limb.

Some articles on phantom limb pain, pain, phantom, limb, phantom limb, phantom limbs:

Phantom Pain - Management
... Various methods have been used to treat phantom limb pain ... Doctors may prescribe medications to reduce the pain ... been shown to have a beneficial effect on reducing phantom limb pain ...
Pain - Classification - Phantom
... Phantom pain is pain felt in a part of the body that has been lost or from which the brain no longer receives signals ... It is a type of neuropathic pain ... Phantom limb pain is a common experience of amputees ...
Phantom Limb Pain
... Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a complex phenomenon that includes a wide variety of symptoms ranging from tingling and itching to burning and aching ... researchers have advanced a number of theories to explain phantom limb pain ... plasticity), 2) a conflict between the signals received from the amputated limb (proprioception) and the information provided by vision that serves to send motor commands to the ...
Limb
... Limb can refer to Limb (anatomy), an appendage of a human or animal Limb (astronomy) The outer edge of the apparent disk of as celestial body ... Limb darkening, in astronomy, the appearance of the border of the disk of a celestial body Limb Music, a record label Limb, a large or main branch of a tree Limb ...
Phantom Pain - Management - Nonsurgical Techniques - Mirror Box Therapy
... therapy allows for illusions of movement and touch in a phantom limb by inducing somatosensory and motor pathway coupling between the phantom and real limb (Giummarra et al ... Many patients experience pain as a result of a clenched phantom limb, and because phantom limbs are not under voluntary control, unclenching becomes impossible (Ramachandran and Rogers-Ramachandran, 1996) ... This theory proposes that the phantom limb feels paralyzed because there is no feedback from the phantom back to the brain to inform it otherwise ...

Famous quotes containing the words pain, phantom and/or limb:

    You can’t have operations without screams. Pain and the knife—they’re inseparable.
    —Jean Scott Rogers. Robert Day. Mr. Blount (Frank Pettingell)

    Semi-Saracenic architecture, sustaining itself as if by miracle in mid air; glittering in the red sunlight with a hundred oriels, minarets, and pinnacles; and seeming the phantom handiwork, conjointly, of the Sylphs,... the Fairies,... the Genii, and ... the Gnomes.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    I doubt that I would have taken so many leaps in my own writing or been as clear about my feminist and political commitments if I had not been anointed as early as I was. Some major form of recognition seems to have to mark a woman’s career for her to be able to go out on a limb without having her credentials questioned.
    Ruth Behar (b. 1956)