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Understanding Phantom Limb Pain

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This condition, common among amputees, is a painful sensation that seems to originate in a missing limb. It is different from stump pain, (pain in the stump of an amputated limb generally caused by overuse or a poorly fitting prosthesis). Although this condition is not fully understood, scientists believe that it may be caused by [...]

Intrathecal Pump Implant for Pain – How Does It Work

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An intrathecal pump relieves chronic pain. It uses small amounts of medicine, applied directly to the intrathecal space – the area surrounding the spinal cord – to prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. The implantation of the pump requires surgery. After the procedure, patients may experience mild discomfort and swelling at the [...]