Phantom Limb Pain in Central Ohio
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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 often 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. Nerves do not stop sending signals to the brain, even when an extremity has been amputated. If you are suffering from phantom limb pain, contact Pain Zero in Central Ohio to learn more about all of your treatment options.
Phantom Pain Treatment
Phantom limb pain is a chronic condition in which the brain sends pain signals from the nerves of the missing limb. Previously, phantom limb pain was considered a psychological issue, but medical research revealed that this condition may be caused by misinterpreted sensory signals of the brain and spinal cord.
At Pain Zero, our team understands that the pain you are experiencing is very real and are committed to helping alleviate your pain. Many patients have experienced significant improvement after treatment. There are several treatment options, therapies, and nerve applications available that can improve your symptoms, such as:
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Nerve blocks
- Injection therapies
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Our staff utilizes advanced treatment options, like nerve applications, to give our patients relief. Our compassionate doctors at Pain Zero are highly experienced to treat all kinds of pain disorders, including PLP. Contact our clinic in Central Ohio to set up an appointment.