< Low Back & Leg Pain Conditions
Phantom Limb Pain

Although no one fully understands why amputees may feel pain in a missing limb, physicians recognize that the perception of phantom limb pain is very real.

One theory suggests that after an amputation, neural pathways in the brain are reorganized, leading the amputee to feel a range of painful sensations that may include distortion, burning, hot, cold, crushing, squeezing, itching or aching. Experienced pain management specialists use various strategies to minimize or block these sensations and reduce the feeling of pain.