A new method of treating phantom limb pain which utilizes several technologies is providing successful.
A new study suggests we may have problems telling our toes apart and this might have implications for the way our brain perceives our bodies.
A new study reports transcranial magnetic stimulation can significantly reduce phantom limb pain.
A new study reports researchers have successfully used brain stimulation to provide touch feedback and direct movement. The findings could benefit those with spinal cord injury to regain movement.
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.
Researchers have discovered specific neurochemical changes in brain regions associated with brain remapping following amputation. Also, these changes may persist once the limb is reattached.
Following targeted motor and sensory reinnervation, a procedure that reroutes residual limb nerves to intact muscles and skin in amputees, the brain remaps both motor and sensory pathways. Additionally, researchers note, TMSR may help counteract poorly adapted cortical plasticity following amputation.
Researchers have developed a new electronic skin that can allow amputees to perceive touch sensations via their prosthesis. The technology, dubbed e-dermis, can recreate the sense of touch and pain by sensing stimuli and relaying impulses back to peripheral nerves.
A new study reports amputees often feel as though their prosthetic limb is part of their body.
Researchers report using primary targeted muscle reinnervation during amputation helps to reduce, and in some cases, prevent phantom limb and stump pain in patients.
A new MRI study reveals the brain retains neural 'fingerprints' of a missing hand, decades after amputation and regardless of whether the person experiences phantom limb sensations.