The use of virtual reality for pain control: a review.

  title={The use of virtual reality for pain control: a review.},
  author={Nicole Eva Mahrer and Jeffrey I. Gold},
  journal={Current pain and headache reports},
  volume={13 2},
Virtual reality (VR) is a relatively new technology that enables individuals to immerse themselves in a virtual world. This multisensory technology has been used in a variety of fields, and most recently has been applied clinically as a method of distraction for pain management during medical procedures. Investigators have posited that VR creates a nonpharmacologic form of analgesia by changing the activity of the body's intricate pain modulation system. However, the efficacy of VR has not been… CONTINUE READING
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