About Phantom Limb Pain
Phantom limb pain (PLP) is discomfort that men and women experience from a limb that is no longer there. In cases of severe injury, cancer, infection, and other medical conditions, a limb may need to be surgically excised and although the limb is no longer a part of the body, patients can experience the sensation that there is pain in the location of where the limb used to be. At Tricity Pain Associates, our skilled and compassionate team of doctors is highly trained and experienced in treating those who are suffering from PLP. We understand that this kind of pain is not only physically uncomfortable but emotionally challenging as well. We are here to work with you to discover effective solutions that can help you on your healthcare journey. Call our Carrollton, Prosper, McKinney, or Irving, TX facility today.
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Phantom Limb Pain Treatment
Common signs and symptoms of phantom limb pain generally include the sensation of sharp or stabbing pain, throbbing, cramping, or burning of the amputated area. These concerns often arise soon after surgery but can also occur months later. The exact cause of this pain is unknown, but when a limb is removed, the brain is no longer receiving nerve pain signals from that area of the body. This process forces the brain to readjust, which can cause mixed signals because the brain is accustomed to receiving sensory information from the area of the body that is no longer there. Thankfully, there are many treatment options available, such as spinal cord stimulation, acupuncture, and mirror box therapy.
If you suspect you are experiencing phantom pain, contact Tricity Pain Associates in Carrollton, Prosper, McKinney, or Irving, TX. Our experts can assess your condition to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.