Amputees Find Relief from Phantom Limb Pain with DRG Stimulation Therapy

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2018 1:41:05 AM / by Florida Pain Relief Centers posted in back pain, Interventional Pain Medicine, tampa pain relief doctor, DRG Stimulation

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After undergoing the amputation of a limb, patients may experience Phantom Limb Pain (PLP), a neuropathic condition in which pain is perceived as emanating from the amputated limb. This condition is difficult to treat using common pharmaceutical options, which are often ineffective or unbearable for the patient.

In search of an alternative solution for PLP and other pain-producing conditions, clinical trials were conducted to study the effects of Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation therapy in patients experiencing pain. While the results varied between different clinical studies and patients, common consensus found that DRG Stimulation can be an effective tool in the treatment of pain arising from PLP and other conditions, with a high average of pain reduction in a majority of patients.

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