Mirror box therapy is a type of rehabilitation that uses visual illusions to help reduce phantom limb pain. The therapy involves placing the affected limb in a box that has a mirror on one side. The other side of the box is left empty. This creates the illusion that the affected limb is actually still there.
Studies have shown that mirror box therapy can be effective in reducing phantom limb pain. One study found that 74% of patients who underwent the therapy experienced a reduction in their pain levels. Another study found that 88% of patients who underwent the therapy had a significant reduction in their pain levels.
Overall, mirror box therapy appears to be an effective treatment for phantom limb pain. However, more research is needed to confirm its efficacy. If you are experiencing phantom limb pain, talk to your doctor about whether mirror box therapy may be right for you.