Relieving chronic pain through Virtual Reality

As doctors begin experimenting with Virtual Reality, some surprising discoveries are being made. Dr. Kim Bullock, a neuropsychiatrist at Stanford University, has been studying VR to treat severe anxiety. It turns out that the VR treatment was having a significant (and very positive) side effect. Her patients are finding it helps with chronic pain issues.

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