About Phantom Limb Pain
Phantom limb pain is a condition that causes men and women to feel pain sensations from a limb that is no longer there. If a patient has experienced a serious injury, cancer, disease, or another complex medical issue, they might need to amputate a limb to prevent further damage to the body. Sometimes when this happens, even though the limb is no longer there, it can create painful sensations in the location of the excision. At Tricity Pain Associates in Corpus Christi, TX, our expert and caring team of pain management physicians have years of experience helping patients who suffer from phantom limb pain. With utmost sensitivity to your condition, we know that this type of pain is both physically and emotionally difficult to manage. Our team is here to provide you with helpful treatments that enable you to start healing. Please call our state-of-the-art facility in Corpus Christi, TX to learn more about phantom limb pain treatments.
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Phantom Limb Pain Treatment
Phantom limb pain can feel like a stabbing pain, throbbing, achy, cramping, or burning sensation in a previously amputated region. These symptoms may happen right after the surgery, but they can also occur a few months after. Doctors are unsure what causes these painful sensations in an excised area, but the brain does not continue to receive nerve responses. When this happens, the brain has to adapt and rewire, which can cause a variety of mixed signals because the brain no longer receives sensory messages from this particular part of the body. To help you on your healthcare journey, we offer advanced treatment options, such as spinal cord stimulation, acupuncture, and mirror box therapy.
If you or a loved one is suffering from phantom limb pain, please call Tricity Pain Associates in Corpus Christi, TX. We look forward to serving you and helping you alleviate your pain.