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phan·tom limb pain

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  1. phantom limb painnoun

    pain felt by an amputee that seems to be located in the missing limb

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  1. phantom limb pain

    A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb is still attached. Approximately 80–100% of individuals with an amputation experience sensations in their amputated limb. However, only a small percentage will experience painful phantom limb sensation. These sensations are relatively common in amputees and usually resolve within two to three years without treatment. Research continues to explore the underlying mechanisms of phantom limb pain (PLP) and effective treatment options.

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  1. phantom limb pain

    Phantom limb pain is a sensation of pain or discomfort perceived to be coming from an amputated or missing limb. This phenomenon is thought to originate from the nervous system, where the brain continues to receive signals from the nerves that originally carried impulses from the lost limb, causing the person to feel as if the limb is still there. The pain can vary greatly in intensity and can be described as shooting, stabbing, cramping, pins and needles, crushing, throbbing, or burning.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phantom limb pain in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phantom limb pain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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