Phantom sensation ( or limb) is the feeling that an amputated limb is still attached and is moving appropriately with other body parts. Phantom sensations ( or Limb) usually will disappear or decrease over time.

Phantom pain is pain that feels like it is coming for a body part that is no longer there. This is a real sensation that originates in the spinal cord and brain. For many people, phantom pain dissipates over time with prosthetic utilization, but for others managing phantom pain can be challenging. You and your doctor can work together to treat phantom pain with medication or with other therapies.

 


Category: New Amputee

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