Relieving Phantom Limb Pain Using Virtual Reality

Many people who have lost a leg or arm experience a persistent sensation known as a “phantom limb”, which can be associated with debilitating pain. Current therapies fall short of bringing relief to most of these individuals, but recent research using virtual reality equipment is showing promise.

In this video, MRRI Associate Director Laurel Buxbaum, PsyD, explains the reearch and results so far.


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