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Virtual reality may help relieve phantom limb pain
In a recent study, patients experienced reduced phantom limb pain after playing an augmented reality car racing game that required them to move the missing limb. Phantom limb pain is the experience of pain in a limb after it has been amputated. It can thus be seriously debilitating, yet no effective treatment for phantom limb pain has been developed. It was conducted in 14 patients who had been experiencing phantom limb pain since the amputation of an arm.
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