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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

IK1RX003216-01A2
Title: Developing Assessments and Interventions for Phantom Limb Pain in Veterans with Amputations
Principal Investigator:

Tonya Rich

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $107,097
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$220,369
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Phantom limb pain (PLP) significantly impairs rehabilitation outcomes and community participation for Veterans with lower limb amputations. PLP is a form of neuropathic pain, where damage or disease affects the nervous system causing uncontrolled pain. Prior neuroimaging research suggests that brain- based changes following amputation contribute to PLP. Changes previously documented include decreased sensory representation of the amputated limb (i.e. sensory map changes) and decreased connectivi...



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