Phantom Limb Syndrome
Phantom Limb Syndrome occurs when a person has a limb amputated, yet painful and nonpainful sensations can still be felt in the area where the limb used to be. A non-painful sensation will typically cause a person to feel as if the absent limb is experiencing movement, contact with an object, temperature change, or itching. A painful sensation, however, may cause a person to feel sharp, tingling pain as if pins and needles are being thrusted through the amputated area. Recent studies have found that 5 to 10 percent of people with amputated limbs will experience Phantom Limb Syndrome at one point following the amputation. Phantom limb syndrome happens when the severed nerve endings are irritated at the amputated area. Depending on your condition, phantom limbs can be successfully treated through peripheral neuropathy treatment at NeuroSolutions in Palo Alto .
If you are suffering from continued pain following an amputation, you may have what is called Phantom Limb Syndrome. Once the pain begins, your first priority should be to schedule an evaluation with a Bay Area chiropractor who understands and specializes in nerve damage. The number to call is (650) 753-1010. At NeuroSolutions in Palo Alto , we treat many conditions, and there is no reason for your pain to continue after being treated regularly. Our non-invasive approach to pain relief and injury recovery has proved to have very successful results.
More Information About Peripheral Neuropathy
Neuropathy symptoms can range from numbness and tingling to stabbing feelings (paresthesia) and muscle weakness. More severe symptoms consist of burning sensations and even organ dysfunction. Almost all peripheral neuropathy symptoms can be treated with many of our devices.
To learn more about how we can treat your Phantom Limb Syndrome, visit NeuroSolutions in Palo Alto or call (650) 753-1010 to speak with one of our Peripheral Neuropathy professionals today.