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, 25 (4), 272-4

Mirror Therapy for Phantom Limb Pain

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Mirror Therapy for Phantom Limb Pain

Sae Young Kim et al. Korean J Pain.

Abstract

Phantom limb pain is a painful sensation that is perceived in a body part that no longer exists. To control this pain, many methods have been used such as medication, physical treatment, nerve block, neuromodulation, surgical treatment and mirror therapy. However, until now, there effects have been uncertain. We report the successful reduction of phantom limb pain using mirror therapy when other treatments initially failed to control the pain.

Keywords: amputation; mirror neurons; phantom limb pain.

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Mirror image. The patient is watching the reflected image of his intact right arm.

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