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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...

2013-04-12 12:58:13

Returning veterans with major limb injuries Veterans who sustained major limb injuries during combat reported little improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health problems up to 2 years post injury, according to research presented today. In contrast, pain showed the most improvement 3-6 months after acute hospitalization, and then leveled off after 1 year. The investigative team, led by Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH, reported...

Phantom Limb Sensations Replicated In Non-Amputees
2013-04-12 07:57:14

[ Watch the Video: Scientists Create Phantom Sensations in Non-Amputees ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While many people who have had an arm or a leg amputated have described experiencing the sensation of having a “phantom limb,” a team of neuroscientists from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has managed to duplicate the phenomenon with people who have not had a limb amputated. Writing in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, lead author Arvid...

Phantom Pain In Amputees Linked To The Brain
2013-03-06 05:38:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new brain imaging study from Oxford University reveals that the phantom pain many amputees feel in the missing limb is linked to changes in the brain that occur following amputation. Arm amputees who maintained strong representations of the missing hand in their brains — to the point where it was indistinguishable from persons with both hands — experienced the most phantom limb pain. The research team hopes that...

2012-10-07 23:01:32

New drug-free pain relief product called Nyloxin that relieves chronic aches and pains and has no side effects. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) October 07, 2012 Headaches, back pains, muscle pains, joint pains and pains and aches of all sorts are not a pretty experience. People get these kinds of pains for different reasons. They can get it from stress at work, the environment, the activities they have been doing, age, hereditary reasons and other health reasons. People from all ages and backgrounds...

2012-03-02 17:00:00

St. Joseph Pain Management Center now offers the only chronic pain treatment to automatically adapt stimulation by recognizing a change in body position and posture changes. Warren, OH (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 HOWLAND - Chronic pain affects an estimated 116 million American adults. For some, chronic pain is so severe that it interferes with working, eating, participating in physical activity and enjoying life. That´s why the St. Joseph Pain Management Center in Howland is pleased to...

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2011-05-20 11:05:00

"Perhaps when we get hurt, we should not only "Ëœrub it better' but also cross our arms," said Dr. Giandomenico Iannetti, the lead author of a study at the University College London. The study, published in the journal PAIN, details how scientists used a laser to generate a four millisecond pin prick of "pure pain" "“ which is pain without touch "“ on the hands of a small group of eight participants, which was repeated with the arms crossed over the midline "“ an...

2011-05-18 13:13:06

Treatment of chronic low back pain can reverse abnormal brain activity and function  It likely comes as no surprise that low back pain is the most common form of chronic pain among adults. Lesser known is the fact that those withchronic pain also experience cognitive impairments and reduced gray matter in parts of the brain associated with pain processing and the emotional components of pain, like depression and anxiety. In a longitudinal study published this week in the Journal of...

2010-09-27 08:54:19

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There may be a good reason why people instinctively clutch their hand after receiving an injury. Researchers have found that self-touch offers significant relief for acute pain under experimental conditions, suggesting that the relief comes from a change in the brain's representation of the rest of the body. "Pain is quite an important, but also complicated, experience and can be caused in many different ways," Patrick Haggard of University College London was quoted as...


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