Virtual Reality for Pain Relief: Is It More Than Just Distraction?

Dr. Anita Gupta of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in New Jersey, has written in the journal Pain Medicine that “in addition to distraction, there are novel mechanisms for VR treatment in pain, such as producing neurophysiologic changes related to conditioning and exposure therapies.”

https://www.painweek.org/news_posts/virtual-reality-and-pain-response-in-patients-not-just-a-distraction.html

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