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Medical Marijuana: A Viable Alternative for Relieving Phantom Pain

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Chronic phantom limb pain can be a debilitating condition. For those who suffer from PLP, it affects every area of life, causing even the simplest of tasks to be a struggle. Although some people report that their phantom pain gets resolved without treatment, others can find themselves depressed because of the continuous battle with phantom pain.

Medical marijuana as a viable alternative treatment for phantom limb pain.

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Dating After Limb Loss: What to Expect

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Dating can be challenging, especially with the abundance of online dating apps. It often feels like you only have a few seconds to catch someone's attention, with the hope that it will be a special match. So, is the current dating landscape favorable for amputees?

What to expect when dating after limb loss.

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Stay in Shape at Home With This Workout Plan

Posted by Bryan Potok on

If going to the gym is impossible or doesn’t seem appealing to you, we have some good news. Staying in shape—losing fat, gaining strength, and improving balance—is possible in the comfort of your home. Exercising at home can even be the catalyst that inspires you to look for ways to enhance your health and well-being. 

A workout plan that can help lower-limb amputees stay in shape at home.

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Modifying Vehicles After an Amputation

Posted by Bryan Potok on

After an amputation, most people are concerned about how their freedom of mobility will be affected. The good news is that most amputees can easily pick up driving again with some modifications.

  How to modify vehicles after an amputation.

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Why Meditation Walking Is Great for Your Health

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Walking meditation is a great way to take care of your body and mind. Just like the general mindfulness practice, walking meditation helps you develop connectedness, awareness, and calmness—three attributes that may be lacking in this busy world. Those who practice walking meditation report feeling more grounded, serene, and balanced.

Walking meditation has numerous health benefits for amputees.

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