Neuroscience

Virtual reality eases phantom limb pain

Virtual reality can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain. A new test devised by researchers at Aalborg University shows that VR technology can trick the amputee's brain into thinking that it is still in control of a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Minimally invasive treatment could freeze out phantom limb pain

A pioneering technique significantly reduces phantom limb pain—chronic pain emanating from the site of amputated limbs—according to findings presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2016 Annual Scientific ...

Neuroscience

New study aimed at diminishing phantom pain suffered by amputees

A new clinical trial conducted by Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital interventional radiologist J. David Prologo, MD is studying a minimally invasive investigational treatment known as cryoablation therapy, hoped to help relieve ...

Medical research

Scientists chart spinal circuitry responsible for chronic pain

Pain typically has a clear cause–but not always. When a person touches something hot or bumps into a sharp object, it's no surprise that it hurts. But for people with certain chronic pain disorders, including fibromyalgia ...

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