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Why amputees feel phantom limb pain

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We’ve all heard tales of how amputees still feel pain in their missing limb, but why does this happen? Researchers from Osaka University in Japan in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, have suggested that it’s all down to a reorganisation of the wiring in the brain, and have identified a potential treatment for the problem. The vast majority of amputees suffer from ...

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The Curious Case of Phantom Limb Syndrome

The Curious Case of Phantom Limb Syndrome

Phantom limb syndrome is a neurological phenomenon that almost every amputee has experienced. It most often causes pain, although some patients not only feel like their missing limb is still existent and functioning; they may also feel everyday physical sensations as if it was still there. Presenting: The Woman Who Grew Back Her Fingers An interesting example of this condition ...

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