Three days of training with brain-computer interface technology reduced phantom limb pain. Patients reported a 30% reduction in pain after one session, and the effect lasted up to five days after training was complete.
Visual responsiveness in the somatosensory cortex diminishes significantly following mirror therapy for phantom limb pain. Before therapy, researchers discovered a strong, unexpected activation in the sensorimotor foot region of amputees to visually presented images of the foot. This response was no longer present following mirror therapy.
A new study reveals functional changes occur among sensitive and motor brain regions following amputation. The findings shed new light on why some people feel phantom limb sensations following the loss of a limb.
Researchers report using primary targeted muscle reinnervation during amputation helps to reduce, and in some cases, prevent phantom limb and stump pain in patients.
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Researchers present a new theory which states, following amputation, the neural circuitry connected to the missing limb becomes entangled with other neural networks, specifically ones responsible for pain perception.
Researchers have developed a new method that utilizes both machine learning and augmented reality to help treat those with chronic phantom limb pain following amputation.
A new study reports transcranial magnetic stimulation can significantly reduce phantom limb pain.
Amputees are able to regain sense of touch and 'feel' with their prosthetic hands, thanks to new technological advances.
DARPA's HAPTIX program seeks to provide amputees with natural touch sensations.