What Is Phantom Limb Syndrome?
Phantom Limb Syndrome is a relatively common sensation experienced by people who have had a limb or
organ removed, in which they feel that the removed appendage or organ is still attached, has sensation,
and can be moved. It can occur for many different body parts, from teeth to eyes. Sometimes there can
be the feeling of pain. Frequently, the missing limb feels markedly shorter, or in an uncomfortable
position. These feelings usually go along with stress and anxiety, and are much more common soon after
the amputation. The feeling usually becomes more infrequent over time.
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