After amputation of an arm, most amputees report vivid and continuous sensations of their missing limb. Some can even move their missing hand as if it were still there. For many amputees, though, these sensations are painful and, unfortunately, there are no effective treatments for this pain. How could pain arise from a missing hand – and what can we do about it?
Read the full article on The Conversation website, written by Victoria Root, PhD Student in Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford .
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