Developing Assessments and Interventions for Phantom Limb Pain in Veterans with Amputations
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October 2020 -
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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...