Post-amputation pain is a condition that affects between 40 and 50 percent of people who have an amputated limb. Pain can be both long-term and chronic, severely affecting your quality of life. There are two different types of conditions commonly associated with post-amputation pain:
Phantom Sensation: A warm or cold tingling sensation in the portion of the limb that was amputated.
Phantom Pain: Pain that is present at the location where the limb was amputated.
Causes and Symptoms of Post-Amputation Pain
Post-amputation pain occurs from skin breakdown, or pressure ulcers from prosthetic devices. These can both cause a constant aching and throbbing pain that does not subside with time. This condition may become chronic.
How Can The Spine Care Center Help?
At The Spine Care Center, our specialists are trained to identify and treat post-amputation pain. Our providers will develop a personalized treatment plan that helps you manage your current symptoms and prevent future ones from developing. Don’t let post-amputation pain prevent you from living your life. Call our office today for an appointment.