Thursday, January 10, 2008

Phantom Limb Pain Cure For $3?



Phantom limb pain is a serious problem for those who have it. The missing limb feels paralyzed and cramped in excruciating pain.

Every once in a while, someone makes an invention that is so extraordinary that it defies adequate superlatives. The link below is one such innovation.

A genius neurologist has come up with a stunning $3 cure giving relief from the pain in many cases. You've got to see it to believe it. You might have to register in order to see this most extraordinary talk. The speaker notes that relief of phantom pain might otherwise cost millions of dollars to produce a virtual reality machine to do the same thing.

The same $3 invention is also being tested on stroke victims.

It seems to me that it could work to improve physical therapy treatments as well.

To see the discovery, go to http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/184

The speaker talks about three different fascinating brain behaviors. His discussion of phantom limb pain takes place in the middle portion of his talk. This man with an Hindu name has a Scottish accent, sounding a bit like Sean Connery, making him a compelling speaker.

The speech was put on by TED.com which gets fellow geniuses together to give each other speeches on their latest findings.
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William Kelley Eidem is the author of The Doctor Who Cures Cancer and It's Not Just For Sex. Your comments and signature lines are welcome.

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