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Tripawd Talk Radio #124 Nerve Pain After Amputation with Ilaria Borghese

Tripawd Talkk Radio #124: Have you ever noticed your cat or dog’s muscles twitching near the incision site during recovery from amputation surgery? Or, have they ever jumped up with a sudden yelp weeks later? These are common signs of nerve pain, and phantom limb pain. Gabapentin and other pain medications are often prescribed to address this, but what exactly is “Nerve Pain” and how can Sensory Re-education help?

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Ilaria Borghese is the creator of the TheraPaw orthopedic dog boot, and founder of Vital Vet – an amazing resource for all special needs pets. And, we’re excited to have her on the show today. Ilaria talks with Rene to help us understand the difference between General Pain and Nerve pain. We discuss phantom pain and muscle memory. And, she explains how the desensitization protocol can help rewire the brain after limb amputation, without additional medication. Ilaria walks us through “Sensory Re-education” with simple, practical steps you can take to aide in your pet’s amputation recovery, and nerve pain management.

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Tripawd Talk Radio #124

RESOURCES:

Nerve Pain After Injury or Amputation
https://vitalvet.org/blogs/news/nerve-pain-after-neurological-injury-or-amputation

https://www.therapaw.com/

https://vitalvet.org/

https://tripawds.com/tag/phantom-pain

https://tripawds.com/tag/pain-management

You may also be interested in Farabloc:

Episode #70: Effects of EMF on Pain in People and Animal Amputees
https://downloads.tripawds.com/2018/04/04/emf-effects-on-pain/

https://gear.tripawds.com/tag/farabloc

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