Phantom Limb Pain

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  12/13/10 Phantom Limb Pain Ainaz (Katherina) Fathi Katelyn Comeau Brett Dumas
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 12/13/10 What is Phantom Limb Pain? Sensation  felt after an  organ or limb  amputation, in the area  where the amputation  occurred First described in  1552   by a French surgeon Often felt as  pain tingling burning  or  other stimulus
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 12/13/10 Symptoms Neuropathic  PAIN Burning Stabbing Throbbing Cycles of pain Felt in the distal part of the  amputated limb Symptoms have been  known to disappear after  two years
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 12/13/10 Causes Memory of limp pain Nerve bundle stimulation “Rewiring” of the nervous system Symptoms can increase in response to stress, temperature  change, and irritation of the amputation site
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 12/13/10 Treatments Medications Antidepressants to relieve pain, modify pain signals
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Unformatted text preview: › Anticonvulsants to quiet damaged nerves Stimulation › Nerves: Electrical current through the skin at amputation site › Motor cortex Mirror Therapy 12/13/10 Questions Which part of the brain is affected? What % of amputees experience Phantom Limb Pain? Mention one type of treatment and explain briefly. 12/13/10 References Brenman, E. K. (2007, March 1). Pain Management: Phantom Limb Pain . Retrieved September 29, 2010, from Web MD: http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/phantom-limb-pain Lorenzi, R. (2009). 'Bionic Man' Describes Grueling but Rewarding Process. Discovery News . Mayo Clinic. (2009, November 10). Phantom Pain . Retrieved September 29, 2010, from Mayo Clinic:...
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