Phantom Limb Pain
Phantom limb pain is pain coming from a part of the body that is no longer there. It typically occurs with amputations, after the pain from surgery has gone. It is not a feeling that the limb or amputated tissue is still there, but pain from it the limb or amputated tissue.
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The pain can range from a mild discomfort to extreme pain, and it can develop into chronic pain. The pain can develop immediately, months or even years later. Any sensation the limb could have experienced before it’s removal it can be experienced after. Phantom limb pain can be aggravated by stress, anxiety, fear or fatigue.
Source: UCLA Health, Cleveland Clinic, U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine
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