Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) is an innovative surgical procedure that helps treat the cause of phantom limb pain.
Do You Suffer from Phantom Limb Pain?
If you have had a limb amputated, you may suffer from pain in the area of the removed limb, residual limb pain, or painful tissue scarring. Phantom limb pain comes about when your nervous system signals become confused following an amputation. After a limb has been removed, your nervous system still sends signals to the area of the removed limb. The nerve signals travel all the way to the amputation site, where they suddenly stop. This results in various pains and uncomfortable sensations known as phantom limb pains.