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Using Virtual Reality to Relieve Phantom Limb Pain of Veterans Living with Amputations

Via NBC5 DFW Local veterans living with an amputation are getting a chance to use virtual reality in a way they likely had never imagined. A clinical trial of a therapy to alleviate phantom limb pain is underway at The University of Texas at Dallas.

The researchers’ therapy, called Mixed Reality System for Managing Phantom Pain, is designed to help the brain resolve the signals.

Phantom limb pain is believed to be caused by mixed signals to the brain after an amputation.


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Source | NBC5 DFW | Written by Bianca Castro


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