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Phantom Limb Pain Relieved With New Method
2014-02-26 11:47:38

[ Watch The Video: Treating Phantom Limb Pain After An Amputation ] Johanna Wilde, Chalmers University of Technology Max Ortiz Catalan, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, has developed a new method for the treatment of phantom limb pain (PLP) after an amputation. The method is based on a unique combination of several technologies, and has been initially tested on a patient who has suffered from severe phantom limb pain for 48 years. A case study shows a drastic...

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2008-03-22 00:10:00

Researchers at University of California, San Diego, reported results of a new study that found amputees find relief from phantom limb pain by simply watching someone else rub their hands together. The researchers believe the act of watching another person rub their hands together activates the amputee's brains cells, essentially fooling the brain into thinking the amputee's missing hand is being massaged.  Experts in Britain said this kind of therapy could help amputees as long as...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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