Gray-matter changes may protect against phantom limb pain

04/10/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Having an upper limb amputated increases gray matter in areas of the brain involved in vision, but the changes are not found in patients who have phantom limb pain, according to a study from Friedrich Schiller University that was published in Cerebral Cortex. The data suggest that changes in the processing of vision, movement and spatial orientation could serve as protection against phantom limb pain, researchers said.

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