Phantom limb pain, sometimes referred to as just phantom pain, is a form of chronic pain that feels as if it’s coming from a part of the body that is no longer there. Once believed to be simply a psychological phenomenon brought on after an amputation, but recent research proves that it is real pain originating from the brain and spinal cord.
Bipolar Disorder, which is also known as Bipolar Depression or Manic-Depressive Illness, is a mental illness and mood disorder that affects one’s ability to think clearly or take care of day-to-day tasks. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, somewhere around 2.8% of American adults suffer from Bipolar Depression each year, but around 83% of these cases of Bipolar Depression could be classified as “severe”.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic neuro-inflammatory disorder that typically affects one specific limb after an injury, believed to be caused by damage to the nervous system. The pain is usually out of proportion when compared to the initial injury. Often, the initial energy is a musculoskeletal or nerve injury.