Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom limb pain occurs after an amputation and is characterized as a neuropathic pain condition. Evidence-based studies have even shown that the spinal cord and brain are responsible for phantom limb pain.

Phantom limb pain is a sensation of pain or a feeling of pins and needles following amputation. Although the exact cause of phantom limb pain is poorly understood, nerve damage and other factors play a role. Therefore, it is important for clinicians as well as patients to understand the treatment options available for controlling phantom limb pain.