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Phantom Limb Painin Phoenix, AZ

Treatment options

Treatment options may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Antidepressants
  • Beta-blockers
  • Biofeedback
  • Imagery
  • Massage
  • Mirror box therapy
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Music
  • Opioids (narcotic pain medications)
  • Propping up the residual limb on a pillow
  • Surgery
  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Virtual reality therapy

Symptoms

Symptoms include:

  • Pain (burning, cramping, crushing, pins and needles, shooting, stabbing, throbbing)
  • Burning
  • Continuous pain
  • Early of pain onset after amputation
  • Intermittent pain
  • Itching
  • Pressure
  • Twisting

Diagnostic tests

Diagnostic tests include: There is no medical test that diagnoses phantom limb pain, but doctors can use information with symptoms and circumstances associated with the pain. This information might include the date of the surgery, onset of the pain, activity of the person right before the pain began, and any other information that might help provide an accurate diagnosis.

Causes

Causes & contributing factors may include:

  • Angina
  • Changes in barometric pressure
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Defecation
  • Exposure to cold.
  • Herpes zoster
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Touch
  • Urination
  • Weather changes

The Pain Experts of Arizona was founded to bring the highest level of care in a state-of-the-art setting that emphasizes the belief of treating our patients with the same respect, compassion, and dedication we would treat our own friends and family.

Contact our office to schedule an appointment and let us help you get back on your way to an active life without the limitations of chronic pain. From our Phoenix office, The Pain Experts of Arizona, serves pain management patients in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek, and the entire Phoenix area.