Man in VR talking to therapist

Can virtual reality really help manage pain?

Imagine you are a patient, going into hospital for surgery. You’ve been in chronic pain for a long time, and it’s turned out you need a knee replacement. Perfectly routine surgery, but it does come with a long recovery time and some significant pain and discomfort along the way. This would usually be handled with painkillers, physiotherapy and lots of movement (even though that can be very painful).   It’s not a nice thing to think about, but people go […]