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Phantom Limb Pain May Be Reduced By Simple Mirror Treatment

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November 24, 2007
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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
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Phantom limb pain occurs in at least 90% of limb amputees. In a new study, one group of amputees viewed a reflective image of themselves in a mirror (mirror group); a second group viewed a covered mirror; and a third group was trained in mental visualization. The study results showed that everyone in the mirror group reported less phantom pain, while over two-thirds reported worsening pain in the mental visualization group.

Phantom limb pain occurs in at least 90% of limb amputees according to the research. Jack W. Tsao, M.D., D.Phil., assistant professor, Department of Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) conducted a sham-controlled trial using mirror and imagery therapy in patients who have had a foot or leg amputated.


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