Deep brain stimulation for phantom limb pain

@article{Bittar2005DeepBS,
  title={Deep brain stimulation for phantom limb pain},
  author={Richard G. Bittar and Sofia Otero and Helen Carter and Tipu Z. Aziz},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={12},
  pages={399-404}
}
Phantom limb pain is an often severe and debilitating phenomenon that has been reported in up to 85% of amputees. Its pathophysiology is poorly understood. Peripheral and spinal mechanisms are thought to play a role in pain modulation in affected individuals; however central mechanisms are also likely to be of importance. The neuromatrix theory postulates a genetically determined representation of body image, which is modified by sensory input to create a neurosignature. Persistence of the… Expand
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