"After amputation of an arm, most amputees report vivid and continuous sensations of their missing limb. Some can even move their missing hand as if it were still there. For many amputees, though, these sensations are painful and, unfortunately, there are no effective treatments for this pain."Read More
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The first medical description of phantom limb pain was given in the 1500’s by a French military surgeon, who noticed that patients would report severe pain in the missing limb following amputation. Throughout history there are many other reports in medical literature and in popular literature of similar sensations.Read More