Stump Pain Syndrome

Following amputation surgery this debilitating stump pain syndrome is a major problem when it affects the patient’s quality of life, often making the patient totally dependent on others for their day-to-day care.

Photobiomodulation has been proven in many clinical studies not only to decrease the local painful hypersensitivity [allodynia], but also improve the functionality and independence of the patients. A reduction in pain without the use of analgesic drugs can help reduce the excessive use of medication, reducing the potential side effects of high doses. Since no side effects are observed in the use of photobiomodulation, its use can be started at a very early stage.