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Should I talk to my doctor about phantom limb pain?

Speaking with a doctor about phantom pain is important. Be honest with your doctor and describe symptoms accurately, and try to remember as much information as you can about your pre-amputation condition. Care for phantom limb pain encompasses a broad range of therapies including medication, nerve stimulation, psychological intervention, and physical therapy. If your pain is particularly severe, your doctor may refer you to a special center to deal with pain.

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