Post amputation is a condition that affects nearly 40-50% of people that have an amputated limb. Pain can be long-term and chronic, severely affecting ones daily living. There are two different types of conditions 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. This can cause a constant aching and throbbing pain that does not get better 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. Don’t allow post amputation pain stop you from living life. Our Spine Care providers can help you with post amputation pain with pain management treatments customized for your needs.