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What is phantom pain??

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Asked by riya sharma, 04 Nov '12 01:03 pm
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Phantom pain is pain that feels like it's coming from a body part that's no longer there. Doctors once believed this post-amputation phenomenon was a psychological problem, but experts now recognize that these real sensations originate in the spinal cord and brain.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 04 Nov '12 02:33 pm

 
  
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A pain which is more of a psychological nature than physical. For example: Pain that is felt in a limb that has earlier been amputated. A leg or a hand severed off, yet the person some times feels pain in that very leg or hand. That's phantom pain.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 04 Nov '12 01:12 pm

 
  
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This is a classic symptom many amputees suffer from. There are many resources on the web.

"Phantom limb pain pain appearing to come from where an amputated limb used to be is often excruciating and almost impossible to treat. New approaches, based on a better understanding of the brain's role in pain, may be opening the way to new treatments.

After amputation of a limb, an amputee continues to have an awareness of it and to experience sensations from it. These phantom limb sensations are also present in children born without a limb, suggesting that perception of our limbs is 'hard-wired' into our brain and that sensations from the limbs become mapped onto these brain networks as we develop"
Answered by jakir hussain, 04 Nov '12 02:46 pm

 
  
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A pain which is more of a psychological nature than physical. For example: Pain that is felt in a limb that has earlier been amputated. A leg or a hand severed off, yet the person some times feels pain in that very leg or hand. That's phantom pain.
Answered by Quest, 04 Nov '12 01:58 pm

 
  
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