Can virtual reality be used to treat chronic pain?

Episode 1536 (43:46)

Ted from Camarillo, CA
Virtual Reality

Ted has an article about virtual reality, where Cedar Sinai hospital is using VR to treat chronic pain. Is that legit? The software costs about $2,000, so he's not sure he wants to buy into it. Leo says that there is an article from the National Institutes of Health about the work being done studying how to use VR to treat pain. . Here's another from

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It has to be better than risking an addiction to opioids. But Leo suspects that it's best to be used under medical supervision for the best results.