This video explores phantom limb syndrome, a condition where individuals who have lost a limb experience sensations in the nonexistent body part. This syndrome has been reported to occur in 80-100% of amputees in some studies and is typically a type of chronic pain. The video also looks at current treatments to relieve the pain from phantom limb syndrome.

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