It has been argued that faulty proprioceptive input is a cause of pain in health conditions such as phantom limb
pain (Flor et al 2001, Flor et al 2006, Harris 1999, Ramachandran 2005, Ramachandran et al 1995) and complex regional pain syndrome (Harris 1999, McCabe et al 2005, McCabe et al 2003).
He has one foot in the modernist and humanist search for meaning, another foot in the artist's sense of play and wonder at his formal means--and still another foot, a third phantom limb
that represents his propensity for doubling, mirroring, and returning.
His artificial appendage and his absent, yet strangely "present" flesh and blood arm create an uncanny split that is most clearly evident when Sousa de Menezes experiences the phantom limb
The two most common pain reactions following an amputation include phantom limb
and residual limb pain (Hill, 1999; Sherman, 1997).
Specifically the researchers included claims coded as diabetic neuropathy; postherpetic neuralgia; back and neck pain with neuropathic involvement; cancer with neuropathic involvement; causalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and related disorders; HIV/AIDS with neuropathic involvement; phantom limb
pain; trigeminal neuralgia; atypical face pain; or other disorders of the peripheral nervous system associated with neuropathic pain.
This concept is also used to reduce phantom limb
pain in amputees.
In setting out to learn more about this baffling condition, called Phantom Limb
, Sternburg discovered more than she had expected, encountering and developing new ideas about the mind-body relationship.
Here, gender, modernity, and identity are played out on the raw nerve of the phantom limb
Phantom vision is in many respects simi lar to the phenomenal persistence of a body part after amputation, that is, phantom somesthesis or the phantom limb
Cohen and other researchers speculate that rTMS trained on specific brain areas can encourage recovery from strokes, spinal cord injuries, and even amputations, that cause so-called phantom limb
2 T-type calcium channel is a common pathway in the development of neuropathic pain from diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, cancer, HIV, trauma, phantom limb
Objective: To find out the frequency of phantom limb
pain (PLP) in a sample of Pakistani amputee population presenting with amputation due to trauma and to investigate its relationship with different socio- demographic and clinical factors.