To better understand the current landscape and potential future developments, I’ve selected four interesting articles published this week on PubMed. Each one addresses a unique aspect of VR’s role in pain management, ranging from labor pain and pediatric chronic pain to psychophysical measures and sensorimotor uncertainty.
As use-cases have expanded, so have VA patient areas where VR can be found: medical-surgical, intensive care, inpatient mental health, spinal cord injury, and residential treatment units, VA Community Living Centers (short and long-term care and hospice), various outpatient clinics, operating rooms, and even in Veterans’ homes.
The co-founders of Healthy Mind, TImothée Cabanne and Reda Khouadra understood early on in their lives, the difficulty of living with pain and anxiety, because they grew up with parents suffering from chronic pain that was not relieved by medication. Subsequently, Reda who had been a 3D enthusiast since he was 12, realized that there could be a VR solution … Read More
VRforHealth is very happy to support the Virtual Medicine Conference, organized by Dr Brennan Spiegel, and thanks to which our co-founders Denise Silber and Beth Savoldelli met for the very first time and went on to imagine VRforHealth.com, a single resource for information about and access to the wellness and therapeutic uses of Virtual Reality. Here is the founding story. … Read More
Testimony from patient and professional on use of VR to manage pain. In this video, produced by KPRC Channel 2 News, Houston, physical therapist Jeff Hathaway of Breakthrough Physical Therapy, describes how VR technology combined with physical therapy can be used to treat chronic pain without pills. VR can change the brain’s perception of pain, greatly reducing the need for … Read More
Testimony of Veterans with chronic pain on use of VR. In this video, produced by SWFL ABC Channel 7, we learn from Jamie Kaplan, Recreational Specialist at James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa Bay, how veterans are using VR Therapy to manage pain to decrease use or reliance on opioids. Patient William remarks on the decreased pain that he … Read More
Testimony from patient and physician on ouse of VR for chronic pain (2). In this video, produced by Hartford HealthCare, Dr. Adrian Hamburger of Ayer Neuroscience Institute, describes his patient’s experience with VR to modulate pain through rehabilitative VR treatment. As one of the first patients to use Firsthand Technology VR at the Institute, the patient describes her experience while … Read More
Testimony and explanations from patient and physician on use of VR for chronic pain (1). In this video, produced by Hartford HealthCare, Dr. Adrian Hamburger of Ayer Neuroscience Institute, describes his patient’s experience with VR to deal with chronic pain. He reports his patient’s improvement of mood, function and reduced reliance on other pain treatments as well as ease of … Read More
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