Phantom Limb News and Research

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Phantom Limb is the sensation of pain or other unpleasant feelings in the place of a missing (phantom) limb.
EPFL scientists show how TMSR affects upper-limb maps in the brains of patients with amputations

EPFL scientists show how TMSR affects upper-limb maps in the brains of patients with amputations

Tricks and illusions help unveil how the brain processes multiple sensory inputs

Tricks and illusions help unveil how the brain processes multiple sensory inputs

Virtual reality may help relieve phantom limb pain

Virtual reality may help relieve phantom limb pain

Brain-machine interface training may be promising approach for treating phantom limb pain

Brain-machine interface training may be promising approach for treating phantom limb pain

Researchers identify underlying cause and potential treatment for phantom limb pain in amputees

Researchers identify underlying cause and potential treatment for phantom limb pain in amputees

Brain-stimulation method provides significant reductions in phantom limb pain

Brain-stimulation method provides significant reductions in phantom limb pain

Study examines use of cryoablation to reduce phantom limb pain

Study examines use of cryoablation to reduce phantom limb pain

Research may lead to improved treatment option for phantom limb pain

Research may lead to improved treatment option for phantom limb pain

Northwestern Medicine researchers evaluate unique surgical method to treat chronic amputee pain

Northwestern Medicine researchers evaluate unique surgical method to treat chronic amputee pain

Bilateral shoulder-level amputee controls APL's Modular Prosthetic Limbs

Bilateral shoulder-level amputee controls APL's Modular Prosthetic Limbs

Researchers identify important neural mechanism responsible for certain chronic pain disorders

Researchers identify important neural mechanism responsible for certain chronic pain disorders

Effective treatment for phantom limb pain continues to be elusive

Effective treatment for phantom limb pain continues to be elusive

Researchers determine safety and effectiveness of neurostimulation to treat chronic pain

Researchers determine safety and effectiveness of neurostimulation to treat chronic pain

Occupational therapist receives $1M grant to develop virtual world programs that help amputees improve skills

Occupational therapist receives $1M grant to develop virtual world programs that help amputees improve skills

Study: Messages coming from muscle receptors are enough to change the internal body representation

Study: Messages coming from muscle receptors are enough to change the internal body representation

NACC recommendations address established pain therapies and preview potential future advances

NACC recommendations address established pain therapies and preview potential future advances

Evoking illusion of having phantom hand in non-amputated individuals possible, study shows

Evoking illusion of having phantom hand in non-amputated individuals possible, study shows

DBS can lead to long-term improvement in patients with neuropathic pain

DBS can lead to long-term improvement in patients with neuropathic pain

Sleep disorder treatment: an interview with Dr Seth Lederman, President and CEO of Tonix Pharmaceuticals

Sleep disorder treatment: an interview with Dr Seth Lederman, President and CEO of Tonix Pharmaceuticals

Revision surgery improves upper limb amputation outcome

Revision surgery improves upper limb amputation outcome