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Phantom Limb Pain

Most people have heard of phantom limb pain but cannot imagine the sensation unless they experience it themselves. This condition is a type of neuropathy that can cause chronic pain in those with amputated limbs. While some cases of phantom limb pain dissipate over time, other cases can become chronic and debilitating. Our pain physicians at Medici Medical Arts help patients with phantom limb pain find a combination of treatments to give them relief and manage their pain.

What Causes Phantom Pain?

Even though a limb is amputated, the peripheral sensory nerves that sent signals to the brain still exist. The nerve endings may be gone, but the nerve pathways to the limb are still in place. When the limb is removed, the nerves and tissue at the amputation site may be damaged. The nerve damage can cause signals of pain and other sensations to be sent to the brain. The brain interprets the signals as limb sensations, even though the limb is no longer there. This can include pain but also sensations like temperature, pressure and cramping.

Management of Chronic Phantom Limb Pain

In most cases of chronic phantom limb pain, a multidisciplinary approach is needed for pain management. At Medici Medical Arts, we personalize every treatment plan for chronic pain and determine the best plan to give our patients relief. For phantom limb pain, this may include treatments to relieve nerve irritation or pressure, as well as pain management techniques. Nerve blocks, PENS, spinal cord stimulation, psychotherapy, relaxation techniques and many other treatments may be combined to effectively stop or control phantom limb pain.

If you have chronic phantom limb pain, there are options to provide relief and improve your quality of life. Contact one of our clinics in the Atlanta area to schedule a consultation with one of our pain specialists. Learn more about controlling or ending your chronic phantom pain today.

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OUR PATIENT REVIEWS

Medici Medical Arts

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 18 reviews

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.

Maryola

Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Medical Arts both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.

Meredith

Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

Tiffany

After a major car accident I saw Dr. Sonny for my neck & back pain. He was very knowledgeable about treatment options & really listened to all my concerns. Trigger point injections are helping me currently & I will continue to come back to Dr. Sonny.

Christina S.

I am thrilled with the care I have received from Dr. Dosanjh. He has a fabulous staff that is caring and attentive. I had serious back pain that was hindering my quality of life. Now I am on my way to being discharged. I am very thankful for all they did for me. I will not miss the pain I was in but there is no doubt that l will miss them.

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