Phantom limb pain successfully treated with scrambler therapy.

1.22 Minerva Anestesiol. 2018 Jan 17. doi: 10.23736/S0375-9393.18.12490-4. [Epub ahead of print]

Phantom limb pain successfully treated with scrambler therapy.

Fabbri L1, Pirotti SP2, Rosati M2, Ruffilli N2, Maltoni M2, Ricci M3.

1 Palliative Care Unit, Hospice Valerio Grassi, AUSL della Romagna, Forlimpopoli, Forlì-Cesena, Italy – marianna.ricci@irst.emr.it.

2 Palliative Care Unit, Hospice Valerio Grassi, AUSL della Romagna, Forlimpopoli, Forlì-Cesena, Italy.

3 Palliative Care Service, Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori (IRST), IRCCS, Meldola, Forlì-Cesena, Italy.

CONCLUSIONS:

Data of the last 15 years show that ST may represent an important therapeutic option for patients suffering from

chronic neuropathic pain not responsive or refractory to drug treatment.5 To our knowledge this is one of the few experiences on ST for the treatment of PLP . Therefore,we argue that ST can be fully regarded as a choice of treatment of PLP, complementary to other treatments ,surely further controlled studies are needed to confirm our results on the efficacy of ST for this type of neuropathic pain.

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