Scientists are now offering an alternative solution to therapy for pain from the traditional opioid or medication solution. Their solution is implementing virtual reality into the medical field to basically distract or trick the brain into not feeling what they would normally be. This could cover everything from acute pains such as the use of IVs or debridement of burnt to enhancing physical therapy, hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy to treat debilitating chronic pain. Scientists have found this method very successful and hope it is a large step in the right direction for the future of medicine.

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