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Immersive Virtual Reality for Neuropathic Pain

2017-07-02 05:59:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Investigating how neuropathic limb pain, including phantom limb pain or complex regional pain syndrome, is affected by virtual reality. While several studies have looked into virtual reality for treating this type of pain, few have used the latest immersive virtual reality hardware combined with motion control for an engaging virtual mirror therapy experience. The investigators are interested in studying the use of virtual reality as an alternative treatment option for these conditions.

Study Design

Conditions

Neuropathy

Intervention

Immersive Virtual Reality

Location

Loma Linda University Health, East Campus Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
Loma Linda
California
United States
92354

Status

Recruiting

Source

Loma Linda University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-07-02T05:59:21-0400

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