Telehealth Enhanced With Virtual Reality Chronic Pain Treatment
Has pain taken away your ability to live life to the fullest?
Chronic pain can feel like an invisible jail, but you don’t have to accept it as a life sentence.
Chronic pain can leave you feeling lonely, exhausted, anxious, and/or depressed as it nags on, burdening both your mind and your budget as you miss work and/or social obligations. You’re not alone with this ‘invisible illness.’
Chronic pain affects at least 10% of the world’s population – and is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Pain is not necessarily a bad thing. That aching, throbbing, pinching, or stabbing sensation is your nerve’s way of telling your brain (and spinal cord) that something’s wrong. It tells you to move your hand from the hot stove, that you may have taken a harder hit than you realized, or that you need to see a doctor to find out what’s going on internally.
But when pain is pervasive. It can interrupt your life. Let’s change that.
New Approaches to Chronic Pain Treatment
While chronic pain is quite pervasive, it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Thanks in part to the opiate crisis, new and innovative drug-free treatments are continuously researched in order to decrease the public’s reliance on habit-forming medications. The newest players in drug-free pain management include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and virtual reality (VR).
Virtual Reality and Pain Management
VR applications have been shown to be an effective new tool to decrease pain in conjunction with other therapeutic treatments. Our physical therapists and occupational therapists create a personalized treatment plan for each patient and apply the appropriate therapies and interventions to the individual. This includes a combination of conventional exercises and techniques alongside VR therapy using state-of-the-art technology.
Reduce Chronic Pain with VR at Home
Studies show that VR therapy may be an effective tool for pain management. Thanks to the brain’s neuroplasticity, VR can help ‘rewire your brain” as you learn new coping and distraction skills with the VR applications.
You’ll meet with your dedicated therapist on a regular basis for personalized therapy. Between sessions, you can text your therapist if you have questions or want to discuss your progress.
About XRHealth VR Pain Management
There are several benefits to using our virtual reality therapy programs for pain management:
- VR headset sent to your home
- Video calls and in-app messaging with your dedicated XRHealth therapist
- Personalized plan-of-care, consistently updated based on your progress
Who is eligible?
- If you’ve experiened pain for more than three months, you are likely experiencing chronic pain and could be a good candidate for VR therapy.
- VR Therapy is available for ages 12 and up.
- Our medical VR applications treat specific health conditions. In rare situations, you might not be eligible to use VR if it is contraindicated due to another medical condition.
Where do we operate?
We provide services in MA, CA, FL, IL, GA, NY, and NJ.
In MA, we work with Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim, BCBS, Medicare, and Allways insurance providers.
Medicare also covers members in FL, CA, IL. In IL, we work with BCBS PPO.