About Phantom Limb Pain
Phantom limb pain (PLP) is the uncomfortable sensation that patients experience from a limb that is no longer a part of the body. In cases of severe injury, trauma, or illness, an extremity, such as an arm, leg, hand, or foot, may need to be surgically removed. In many instances, patients feel pain or itchiness from the limb that has been amputated. This phenomenon is believed to be caused by misplaced sensory information by the brain. Symptoms include the sensation of acute or chronic cramping or stabbing pain, burning, itching, or throbbing. These side effects can occur weeks or even months after a limb has been surgically removed. If you are suffering from phantom limb pain, we invite you to call Tricity Pain Associates in New Braunfels and Seguin, TX to learn about all of your treatment options.
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Phantom Limb Pain Treatment
For a long time, phantom limb pain was considered a psychological issue, but as time went on, medical research revealed that this condition may be caused by misinterpreted sensory signals of the brain and spinal cord. At Tricity Pain Associates, we understand that the pain you are experiencing is real and we are committed to helping alleviate your pain to restore your overall well-being. There are several treatment options and therapies available that can improve your symptoms, such as spinal cord stimulation, acupuncture, and the mirror box technique. Many patients have experienced significant improvement after treatment.
Our caring physicians at Tricity Pain Associates are highly experienced and diversely trained to treat all kinds of pain disorders, including PLP. We encourage you to contact our clinic in New Braunfels or Seguin, TX to set up an appointment.