Phantom Limb Pain Mirror Therapy. It has two holes — one for your remaining limb and one for the stump — and a mirror in the center. Other Ways to Ease Phantom Limb Pain.
It's a common condition in people who've had Not only is this beneficial in keeping the residual limb active and moving, but it may also have a similar brain-tricking effect as mirror therapy. Scientists who have mapped how mirror therapy changes the brain may now be able to predict just how much treatment will ease a particular patient's pain. D., is a physician who has studied the use of mirrors to treat phantom limb pain in Iraq war veterans.
SANTIAGO, Chile — Failure of mirror therapy to relieve phantom limb pain may often be the result of insufficient length of treatment.
Mirror therapy, a relatively recently proposed therapy for phantom limb pain, has mixed results in randomized controlled trials. "Phantom-limb pain is very common in amputees," said study researcher Max Ortiz Catalan, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, in Sweden.
However, only a small percentage will experience painful phantom limb sensation. traditional mirror therapy in patients with phantom limb pain following lower limb amputation: protocol of a multicentre randomised controlled trial. Mirror therapy was first described as a successful treatment for phantom pain by Dr. It has two holes — one for your remaining limb and one for the stump — and a mirror in the center.