Amputee Andersen describes his phantom limb pain

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Amputee Andersen describes his phantom limb pain

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by Mark Johnson

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Posted on November 11, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 11:16 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Former Boise State ROTC member, Lt. Micah Andersen, who lost both legs in an IED blast in Afghanistan in June, talks about the many hurdles he encounters in his recovery process.

Including a phenomenon known as phantom limb pain.   Something that happens to many recent amputees who say they experience pain in a limb that is no long there.

Micah and his physical therapists have come up with a “phony leg” to help fool his subconscious.   And as he explains - -  its working.

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