If your dog or cat suffers from phantom limb pain after amputation surgery, consider trying Farabloc, a holistic pain-relief alternative to prescription drugs like gabapentin.
Farabloc is a non-pharmaceutical phantom limb pain therapy that alleviates pain in animals and humans by shielding the body from man-made and environmental electromagnetic fields (EMF).
According to published research from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubMed), the absence of high EMF can reduce acute and chronic pain musculoskeletal pain in the body, which also reduces existing chronic conditions like residual or phantom limb pain.
When canine or human amputee patients use the patented Farabloc fabric to cover the affected area, pain relief is achieved when the high EMFs are blocked.
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New tripawd “Puppy” finds comfort resting on Farabloc fabric.
What is Phantom Limb Pain?
Phantom limb pain is a complex post-amputation condition affecting both humans and animals. Characterized in animals by random shrieks and yelps that seem to appear randomly and without provocation, phantom limb pain is a cross-species side-effect of amputation surgery that researchers believe is the result of complex nervous system reactions to severing blood vessels, nerves, and muscles during the procedure.
Human patients describe the pain as a cramping, stabbing or crushing sensation in the area of the amputated limb.
Dogs’ reactions to phantom pain are expressed as sudden yelps or screams.
Occurring randomly or continuously, many Tripawd dogs are affected several weeks after the initial procedure. We have not had reports of cats experiencing phantom limb pain but that doesn’t mean they don’t, we just haven’t heard about it yet.
A Drug-Free Alternative for Phantom Limb Pain
Although some veterinarians claim that phantom limb pain doesn’t exist in animals, human amputees have been discussing it for years, which leads one to believe that amputee animals also feel phantom pain. Here at Tripawds we can say with confidence that phantom pain does occur in animals; we frequently receive reports from members who believe their dogs are affected by it.
Unfortunately there is little dedicated research for phantom limb pain in humans and even less published research when it comes to phantom pain in animals. Still, most forward-thinking physicians and veterinarians agree that this condition is painfully real and should be treated for a faster, pain-free amputation recovery.
If a canine amputee is suffering from phantom pain, a veterinarian will typically prescribe Gabapentin, an anticonvulsant shown to reduce neuropathic pain in humans. A variety of veterinary studies about gabapentin for post-op pain exist but there is wide dispute within the medical community about its actual effectiveness in animals after amputation surgery.
Regardless, with Gabapentin side effects in dogs such as sleepiness and stumbling, may pet parents are looking for another option to help alleviate their dog’s symptoms. We believe Farabloc can be a good alternative to treating phantom pain in most dogs and cats without a prescription.
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How Farabloc Works
Farabloc is a lightweight, linen-like fabric infused with a special pattern weave of ultra-thin stainless steel and nylon thread designed to shield the body from high frequency electromagnetic fields, the absence of which studies indicate reduce pain and improve recovery.
Similar to the Faraday cage shielding technology, Farabloc fabric can alleviate pain by reducing the high EMF’s ordinarily absorbed by tissue. Many users have found that folding the fabric into layers and then placing it on the affected area makes it even more effective.
Developed over 30 years ago in Canada, Farabloc has been quietly but successfully alleviating arthritis, chronic muscle aches and phantom pain in humans, horses and dogs. Today we hope that Tripawds can also find relief from this unique pain relief product.
If you have specific questions, the Farabloc company is ready to answer them. Please feel free to contact Dr. Don Nixdorf, DC directly. Dr. Nixdorf is on the Farabloc board of directors as well as Executive Director of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association.
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Although we were naturally skeptical at first, one of the reasons we believe in the science behind Farabloc is that the success of its technology has been scientifically documented in the U.S. National Institute of Health online database PubMed as well as dozens of reputable health journals such as Canadian Journal of Rehabilitation, the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and the Clinical Journal of Pain.
In addition, we have read Farabloc testimonials from canine amputee patients who state how much it helped their dog, in letters like this (click on photo to enlarge):
Our Farabloc Experience
Like the dog in the testimonial, Tripawds spokesdog Wyatt Ray also naturally gravitated toward a Farabloc sheet we recently ordered from the company. Although Wyatt doesn’t suffer from phantom limb pain, he does have the usual aches and pains that accompany any amputee dog who tends to overdo it sometimes. To our amazement, less than five minutes after we put the Farabloc sheet on the floor, he immediately sat down on it and laid there for over an hour. He chose to lay on the thin fabric swatch over his comfy foam bed just a few feet away.
Since then Wyatt has gravitated to Farabloc on and off throughout the last few days. Although he can’t tell us verbally that he is receiving some kind of pain relief benefit from it, the fact that since we received it he often chooses to lay on the Farabloc instead of his own bed tell us that there is something to this pain-relief product. As he grows older (he is four now), we believe he will find the product to be more beneficial.
Try Farabloc for Phantom Pain Relief
Here at Tripawds we thoroughly investigate therapeutic animal products before we bring them to your attention. As with all products, Farabloc can’t guarantee it will work on everyone, and we realize it’s not an inexpensive product, however when compared to the cost of attempting to treat phantom limb pain with prescriptions drugs and therapeutic services like cold laser therapy, we believe it can be a cost-effective remedy for many dogs and cats.
After reading volumes of research that the Farabloc company provided and hearing firsthand accounts of how much it has helped dogs and horses, we believe it can be a viable drug-free pain relief option for Tripawds who are experiencing phantom limb pain, arthritis and general aches and pains from living life on three legs.
Farabloc EMF Shielding Blankets:
The Farabloc blanket is a non-pharmaceutical phantom limb pain therapy that alleviates pain in animals and humans by shielding the body from man-made and environmental electromagnetic fields (EMF). Farabloc products ship from British Columbia, Canada. Rush delivery is not available for these items.
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PLEASE NOTE: The opinions expressed herein are the personal experiences of Farabloc users. As with any holistic product, this solution may have varied affects on different dogs. Please visit the links above for research and more information about Farabloc. Consider your purchase carefully, there are no returns for this product.
All orders ship via commercial ground couriers. Due to the nature of holistic products that can have varying results with different patients, we cannot guarantee the effectiveness of Farabloc with any animal (or human). Holistic therapies that work on some patients may not work on others. We are confident you will find Farabloc works, but please consider your purchase carefully as we cannot allow returns for this product. Thank you for your understanding.
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- Tripawds Downloads Blog: EMFs and Phantom Limb Pain Discussion
- Tripawds News Blog: Post-Amputation Side Effects in Dogs
- Tripawds News Blog: One Vet’s Canine Amputation Surgery and Recovery Tips
- Tripawds Discussion Forums: References to “Farabloc”