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Amputee Life — Pain Management

How to Use Essential Oils to Treat Diabetic Neuropathy

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Essential oils are often touted as an alternative to medication. This is because many people report being healed from numerous conditions and experiencing a soothed body and mind.

Essential oils may help treat diabetic neuropathy or nerve pain.

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Laser Therapy as Phantom Limb Pain Treatment

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Phantom limb pain refers to a continuous painful sensation that emanates from the missing limb. The onset of pain often occurs soon after amputation, and sufferers report feeling an itching, twisting, or burning sensation—some report feeling some pressure on the missing limb.  

Class 4 laser therapy can help treat phantom limb pain.

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6 Possible Causes of Hip Pain When Sitting

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Experiencing hip pain when sitting can be caused by different things, including incorrect posture and medical conditions. An imbalance in the body often causes general hip pain in prosthetic users. After amputation, other joints and muscles have to carry extra weight and may be subjected to more stress. This imbalance is often exacerbated when sitting with an incorrect posture.

Possible causes of hip pain when sitting in prosthetic users.

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Possible Causes, Treatments of Phantom Limb Pain

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Phantom limb pain is one of the most common experiences among people who experience limb loss. But half of those who report phantom pain do not receive treatment or find relief from the pain and discomfort, making phantom limb pain a chronic pain condition that needs to be addressed.

List of possible causes and treatments for phantom limb pain.

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Importance of Gait Analysis in Chiropractic Care for Amputees

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Chiropractic care is built on the principle that the body can heal itself when the skeletal system is correctly aligned and the nervous system is functioning correctly. Gait analysis, which evaluates how a person walks and moves, is optimized by chiropractic care, helping prosthetic users achieve excellent health and well-being.  

Gait analysis complements chiropractic care for prosthetic users.

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