Canadian surgeons using virtual reality to help patients manage pain

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Canadian surgeons are using virtual reality headsets to help patients undergoing minor surgeries manage their pain and anxiety.

The distraction that VR headsets offer can help dull anxiety and pain, experts say.

Research also suggests that virtual reality “not only has applications in acute pain management but also in chronic pain settings.” But other studies have had less promising results. Jamie Mauracher explains.

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