What is the best nonpharmacologic therapy for phantom limb pain?

Description

Nonpharmacologic therapies for phantom limb pain (PLP) that have demonstrated some success include motor imagery therapy (SOR C, extrapolated from a randomized controlled trial [RCT] that enrolled a heterogeneous patient sample); FarablocĀ® (SOR C, based on a single low-quality RCT); and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in patients who also have depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (SOR C, based on a case series). Evidence is insufficient to support or refute the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), desensitization, scar mobilization, relaxation, or biofeedback.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Michelle Miller
Jose E. Rodriguez

Original Work Citation

Miller, M., & Rodriguez, J. E. (2010). What is the best nonpharmacologic therapy for phantom limb pain? Evidence Based Practice, 13(1), 7

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Citation

“What is the best nonpharmacologic therapy for phantom limb pain?,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed December 3, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22829.

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