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 Emory Begins NIH Study Using Virtual Reality Therapy For Back Pain

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Date posted: 25/01/2005

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and Virtually Better, Inc., funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are testing the use of virtual reality therapy to find out if it can help people with lower back pain learn how to relax, breath properly, and manage their pain.

"Living with pain means living with a lot of stress," says Barbara Rothbaum, PhD, co-principal investigator in the trial and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. "It affects recreational activities, causes absence from work, and strains relationships."

The study is a randomized controlled clinical trial consisting of five virtual relaxation sessions, 50 minutes long.

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