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What is the cause of phantom pain in amputees?

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Many factors

The exact cause of phantom limb pain is not completely clear. Cutting the nerves that went to the limb and later attempts by the body to heal the nerve play a role.
It is also known that the area of the brain that controlled movement of the limb prior to the amputation may interpret sensation from the stump as coming from the amputated portion of the limb and that this might be painful.

In brief: Many factors

The exact cause of phantom limb pain is not completely clear. Cutting the nerves that went to the limb and later attempts by the body to heal the nerve play a role.
It is also known that the area of the brain that controlled movement of the limb prior to the amputation may interpret sensation from the stump as coming from the amputated portion of the limb and that this might be painful.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Dr. Clive Segil
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Many reasons

Main connections and site in the brain remain.

In brief: Many reasons

Main connections and site in the brain remain.
Dr. Clive Segil
Dr. Clive Segil
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