What is Phantom Pain and How Can it be Managed?

Amputees face many challenges in day-to-day life, including experiencing phantom pain.  Phantom pain, also referred to as phantom limb pain, is a common feeling that occurs in amputees where they feel pain in the limb they no longer have. The pain can range from a minor ache, as if the limb has fallen asleep, to a more-irritating burning feeling to an excruciating stabbing sensation.