Do You Suffer from Phantom Leg Pain?
After the amputation of an arm or leg, some individuals have the sensation that the amputated limb is still present. This phenomenon is known as “phantom limb”.
Some individuals also perceive pain in the phantom limb that can range from mild to very severe.
Do You Want to Participate in a Research Study?
We are conducting an NIH-funded clinical trial to determine if engaging in different activities using Virtual Reality can reduce phantom leg pain.
What is virtual reality?
Virtual reality uses a computer-generated environment in which you will play different games or navigate across different scenes. Through the use of virtual reality goggles you will have an immersive experience of the surroundings.
Who are the participants in this study?
We are looking for individuals with an amputation of the leg who have been suffering from significant and persistent phantom leg pain for at least 3 months. The study requires 2 visits weekly for 4 weeks and two follow-up visits. Participants are compensated for their participation.