If you have recently undergone an amputation and are experiencing phantom limb pain, The Pain Management Center can help you find relief with our effective treatments. We are proud to offer pain management services to men and women living in Hamilton, Voorhees and Turnersville, NJ.
What is Phantom Limb Pain?
Phantom limb pain occurs after a limb has been amputated. While the limb itself is no longer there, the nerve endings attached to the limb continue to send pain signals to the brain, which creates the sensation of pain in the area of the amputated limb. The brain’s memory of the limb can be interpreted as pain signals, producing strange pain sensations that can be either acute or chronic.
For most patients, this type of pain deteriorates gradually after their amputation. For others, however, it can become a chronic condition that requires treatment for relief. The Pain Management Center specializes in phantom limb pain treatments, so we are prepared to provide you with an effective solution for pain relief.
How is Phantom Limb Pain Treated?
Some cases of phantom limb pain can be treated using only medications and gentle forms of therapy. For more severe cases, however, we may recommend more aggressive forms of treatment. These treatments may include steroid injections or nerve block injections into the affected area, which will block pain signals from reaching the brain, effectively reducing pain and other symptoms. Nerve stimulation via peripheral nerve stimulation or spinal cord stimulation treatments may also help reduce pain by interfering with nerve signals to reduce their effect. During your initial visit, our doctors will assess your condition in order to determine the treatment that will be most effective for your situation.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Phantom Limb Pain Treatment?
The results from your phantom limb pain treatment will depend on the treatment method used, as well as the extent of your symptoms. Some of our treatments may be able to provide long-lasting relief, while others may need to be repeated on a regular basis to maintain your results. During your initial visit, we will discuss your condition and your treatment goals in order to define the results that you can expect from your phantom limb pain treatment.
If you are located in Turnersville, Linwood, Hamilton or the nearby areas of New Jersey, contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our offices. The Pain Management Center specializes in treating phantom limb pain and other pain conditions to help patients achieve lasting relief.