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What are some complications of phantom limb pain?

Complications of phantom limb pain are not numerous since phantom pain itself is a complication of limb amputation. Sometimes neuromas, a type of growth, can develop on the amputated nerves, increasing your pain. You may have trouble sleeping or develop emotional depression or anxiety from your condition, but these conditions can be treated with support groups and a strong social network.

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