Allied Pain & Spine Institute offering virtual reality services for chronic pain sufferers — 4 insights

Written by Eric Oliver | March 22, 2019 | Print  |

Los Gatos, Calif.-based Allied Pain & Spine Institute rolled out a virtual reality service for chronic pain sufferers at its San Jose, Calif.-based clinic.

What you should know:

1. The VR module monitors how a patient's brain responds to pain. For example, when a patient puts on the module, they then move the non-painful side of their body but the VR makes it appear as if they're moving the painful side.

2. Physicians can also put the patients into a game that mimics daily activity.

3. As patients use the headset, an online platform collects an array of pain-related analytical data.

4. Allied Pain & Spine Institute's Medical Director James Petros, MD, said, "In keeping with the integrated approach of Allied Pain & Spine Institute, I'm incredibly pleased to offer virtual reality services to help our patients move beyond the boundaries of their pain, and live a more fulfilled life."

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