The mirrors -- given for free to anyone suffering from Phantom Limb Pain
who's willing to give the treatment a try -- are hand-made using locally-sourced materials in the communities Sumner visits, and delivered by him (along with the educational seminars) on bicycle.
The 12-month follow-up questionnaire revealed that although all the participants still experienced phantom limb pain
, the study's improvements were sustained.
Eventually, Mike had his right leg amputated above the knee and soon had his first experience with phantom limb pain
This is important because the theory underpins clinical strategies that are gaining popularity, eg, mirror therapy for phantom limb pain
, complex regional pain syndrome, and stroke rehabilitation (Berthelot 2006, Karmarkar and Lieberman 2006, McCabe et al 2003, Murray et al 2006).
The role of coping in adjustment to phantom limb pain
6 7 7+ Phantom limb pain
decreased, but continued disability due to amputation.
I could feel it, too, through what the doctors called phantom limb pain
Mahendru and his staff at Pain Specialists of Austin administer cutting edge technologies effective in relieving pain in these areas: abdominal, back, head, neck, shoulder, arm, cancer, arthritis, causalgia, central pain syndromes, chest wall pain, chronic ischemic pain, chronic prostatitis, coccygodynia, costochrondritis, entrapment neuropathies, intercostal neuralgia, myofacial pain syndrome, neuromas, occipital neuralgia, pain following back and neck surgeries, disk herniations pain, fibromyalgia, peripheral nerve disorders, shingles, pelvic pain, phantom limb pain
, post-herpetic neuralgia, post-myelogram or spinal headache, post surgical scar pain, post-traumatic pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS), TMJ pain, sacroiliitis, sciatica and spinal stenosis.
Phantom limb pain
is a common finding in military personnel with limb amputations.
Chapter three explores the rise and subsequent fall of phantom limb pain
Phantom limb pain
and pain from continued use of prosthetics, often ill-fitting, are other common problems.
Other indications include complex regional pain syndrome type I, CRPS type II, ischemic limb pain, refractory angina, peripheral neuropathy, abdominal pain, brachial plexus/cervical pain, interstitial cystitis, phantom limb pain
, postherpetic neuralgia, headache/facial pain, and chronic pain that fails medical therapy.