Virtual reality has proven to be popular with both facilities and patients alike, and have been shown to reduce pain more significantly than treatment by narcotics. In addition to pain reduction and relief, the benefits of VR medical interventions in pain relief are proven to last longer than traditional treatment methods, teaching patients valuable non-pharmacological strategies on how to alleviate pain and stress.
As the popularity and efficacy of VR have increased over the years, VR programs are no longer out of reach for any healthcare facility, no matter the size or scope of services offered. With lowered costs, greater computing power, and improved equipment and training content, VR programs are now something facilities can easily obtain to improve the quality of patient care. Virtual Imagery can help facilities reduce pain medication use, improve patient pain and anxiety, and increase patient satisfaction. VR is the future of personalized and cost-effective healthcare solutions.
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VR is Showing Results in Medicine
Virtual Reality for Management of Pain in Hospitalized Patients: Results of a Controlled Trial: Use of VR in hospitalized patients significantly reduces pain versus a control distraction condition. These results indicate that VR is an effective and safe adjunctive therapy for pain management in the acute inpatient setting; future randomized trials should confirm benefit with different visualizations and exposure periods..
Innovative Technology Using Virtual Reality in the Treatment of Pain: Does It Reduce Pain via Distraction, or Is There More to It?: These results demonstrate 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. If these new mechanisms can lead to new treatment options for patients with chronic pain, VR may have the ability to help reduce opioid use and misuse among chronic pain patients.