What is phantom pain?
Phantom pain is pain you feel when you have an amputated limb. Phantom pain is most common 3-6 months after surgery. There are cures for phantom pain one called the mirror therapy. A lot of doctors thought phantom pain was a psychological problem but experts now know that all comes from the brain and the spinal cord.
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On a basic level:. Mirror therapy takes advantage of neuroplasticity. Phantom limb pain arises when the brain believes that the limb is stuck in an uncomfortable position but… cannot be moved. Using the mirror box the brain can be tricked to believe that the limb is moving and thus believes that the problem is solved.. Hope this helped somewhat.
Answer . ANSWERING: yes you will have pain but not instantly , it will be after the surgery befor the pains will come.
yes, phantom syndrome is common in brachial plexus it's like you do not feel the injured area as if the body parts affected ( shoulder,arm,fingers etc.) doesnt exist but it de…pends on the severity of the nerve injury.... Since phantom pain is of the mind, perhaps you would like to go to a clinical hypnotherapist to help you to change the sensation or to manage the pain. Hypnosis which uses the power of your own mind is a very empowering technique.
There are three different theories that people used to explain phantom pains 1) Stress and shock in the body caused phantom pains, along with ghosts. This theory was abando…ned when more research was available. Reasons two and three are based on actual information. 2) Central cause: this means changes in the brain (specifically in the cortex/thalamus). Let me explain further, say your leg got severed. The area in your brain that was in charge of sending a stimulus to your leg because engulfed by other parts of the part, like for example the part of the brain responsible for sending a stimulus to your cheek. As a result, when a person who has lost their leg touches their cheek they feel their leg because the brain part responsible for leg movement is now entwined with the brain part responsible for cheek stimulus. 3) Although the leg is severed the cell body of the sensory neuron is still intact with the body and therefore can still send messages to the brain. There is still much research being done in this field and we still cannot explain why the brain changes. For more information you should read up on the body's nervous system.
yes, but you have to move on
Phantom limb pain is often considered to be a form of neuropathic pain, a group of pain syndromes associated with damage to nerves.
The lack of any sensory information being relayed by that nerve can cause pain transmission in the spinal cord to go into overdrive, as evidenced by the phantom limb pain expe…rienced by amputees.
Nonpainful sensations may include changes in temperature, itching, tingling, shock-like sensations, or perceived motion of the phantom limb. The limb may feel as if it is retr…acting into the stump in a phenomenon called telescoping
Painful sensations include burning, throbbing, or stabbing in nature. Touching the remaining stump may elicit sensations from the phantom. The quality of the pain may change o…ver time and may not remain constant.
The abnormal "phantom" sensations and pain are usually located in the distal parts of the missing limb. Pain and tingling may be felt in the fingers and hand, and in the lower… limbs, in the toes and the feet.
No, phantom pain is the feeling of pain in a body part that has been amputated or removed surgically. (You feel pain in a limb that was removed, hence, phantom pain) Comple…x Regional Pain Syndrome is a chronic progressive disease characterized by severe pain, but not in a phantom limb. It usually occurs near the site of an injury, generally minor.
Yes, ghost is like a phantom pain because it is the past memory of a real or imagined person but seen, heard or felt in the present as ghost. It is like experiencing pain in t…he amputated part of the limb because it still has the representation in the brain. Please also see : What is a dream?
How do you alleviate phantom leg your missing leg is where you get severe phantom leg pains which are almost unbearable?
The only thing you can do is try to focus on something else.
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