Comprehending The Causes, Symptoms & of Phantom Pain!

Just like the feelings of human beings that are sometimes difficult to express, there are kinds of pain, in which it becomes really difficult for them to let others understand the kind of pain they are facing, its intensity and the exact location in which it is being felt. These are usually the characteristics of a type of pain which is known as phantom pain.

Phantom pain is described to be as a type of extreme pain that occurs from the limb that has been amputated. Previously it was said to be because of the over thinking of the patients that might have undergone amputation. But as per the studies and research it has now been concluded that it is a kind of pain sensation that initializes from brain and spinal cord.

Here Is How to Confirm Phantom Pain – Symptoms

It is true that the people who might have gone through the amputation process feel pain from the limb that does not exist. The sensations that come as a result of the pain include the feelings of coldness, itching, warmth or itchiness. By definition it is deduced that phantom limb pain actually comes from a limb that is no longer present. Here are the symptoms of the chronic pain:

  • The pain usually comes and goes and sometimes it is completely continuous
  • In the phantom pain condition, usually that part of the body gets affected which is far fetched
  • The pain is described as throbbing, burning, stabbing and shooting
  • There is also felt a situation in which the phantom part is put in some uncomfortable position
  • In case the remaining part of the limb are applied with pressure, then the excruciating pain will be triggered

The Causes

The reason behind such a chronic pain is very obvious; such as due to a limb that is no longer linked with the body. This happens because of the amputation sending signals to the brain which ultimately concludes that the limb is still there.

If you or any of your loved one is suffering from some any phantom pain or abdominal pain any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.