Solving phantom limb pain – science is getting closer

Study offers hope for sufferers, with new technique successfully relieving pain for up to a week
Victoria Root

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.