In Italy various neurologists and pain specialists explored and described palmitoylethanolamide as a natural painkiller for phantom limb pains, with good results.

Neurology Update

This post is provided by Ilya Shnaydman, Drexel University College of Medicine Class of 2013:

Phantom Limb is the sensation that an amputated limb is still attached to the body. It may occur after removal of other organs such as breast, eye, teeth, etc. It can even occur after a hysterectomy, where patients may suffer “phantom menstrual cramps.”  Approximately half of patients with phantom limb feel that they can move the missing body part, and the other half feel that the phantom limb is there, but “paralyzed” and frozen in space. These patients feel that if they could only relax the body part they would feel a great deal of relief. This is especially common if the body part is in a contracted, or fixed state prior to the amputation.

In the case of a paralyzed leg for example, the patient’s brain is sending signals telling the (paralyzed) limb to…

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