Chiropractic Service


Therapy for phantom limb pain can take different forms. Chiropractic care focuses on aligning the spine. A chiropractor will work with you to relieve pain through a series of spinal manipulations. Although manual therapy focuses on the back and is often used to treat chronic back pain, it can have a positive effect on phantom pain.

If you’ve lost a lower limb, you’re already at risk for back pain. In addition, pain from the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down through the buttocks and leg, may play a role in phantom pain. This nerve can cause referred pain. You feel pain in the amputated limb or in the part of the appendage that is no longer there, but the pain is actually caused by the sciatic nerve.

Chiropractic care can address this problem by reducing back discomfort and phantom limb sensations.