Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) as a treatment for phantom limb pain
A 68-year-old man, who had had phantom limb pain in his leg and foot for 27 years, was referred for emdr treatment. This case study shows that after 10 sessions of emdr the pain intensity had diminished from 10 to 1 (on a scale of 10). Further sessions, consisting mainly of discussions, focused on consolidation of the result, namely on finding a new physical and mental balance and
on strengthening self-confidence in the new situation.