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Covert intraforaminal block using high and low concentrations of lidocaine, and similar covert spinal (intrathecal) block, consistently suppressed phantom limb pain (PLP) and nonpainful phantom limb sensation (npPLS). Control procedures (sham, saline, contrast injections) did not. Group sizes were as follows: spinal block (n = 11); intraforaminal block with 1% to 2% lidocaine (n = 13); controls (n = 13); dilute intraforaminal lidocaine (n = 15).  

Covert intraforaminal block using high and low concentrations of lidocaine, and similar covert spinal (intrathecal) block, consistently suppressed phantom limb pain (PLP) and nonpainful phantom limb sensation (npPLS). Control procedures (sham, saline, contrast injections) did not. Group sizes were as follows: spinal block (n = 11); intraforaminal block with 1% to 2% lidocaine (n = 13); controls (n = 13); dilute intraforaminal lidocaine (n = 15).  

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Peripheral nervous system origin of phantom limb pain Apostol Vaso a, Haim-Moshe Adahan b, Artan Gjika a, Skerdi Zahaj a, Tefik Zhurda a, Gentian Vyshka c, Marshall Devor d,⇑ a Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic, National Trauma Center, Trauma University Hospital and Galenus Clinic, Tirana, Albania b Pain Rehabilitation Unit, Chaim Sheba Medical Center...