This study was made on a sample of adult patients with painful wounds from deep or partial burns. Authors used an VR world called SnowWorld (developed at the University of Washington HITLab) to reduce pain perception. They showed that 39% less opioids were administered when IVR therapy used compared with wound procedures when IVR was not used. IVR during painful wound care procedures significantly reduced the amount of opioid medication administered during the procedure compared…"Randomized, Crossover Study of Immersive Virtual Reality to Decrease Opioid Use During Painful Wound Care Procedures in Adults"
In this short article, you can discover the use of VR for pain control at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. This experiment shows that VR help to reduce pain and anxiety for children, and reduce the need of opioids. It’s interesting to see that hardware for this action are relatively cheap. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in New York, for instance, has recently run a pilot that equips patients with Samsung Gear Oculus VR headsets that feature…"VR Offers Patients a Virtual Distraction from Pain"
In this article Dr. Anderson explains how VR can help mothers to deliver child with less painkillers. Even if it is not a solution for everyone and it should be used with other methods, it permits decrease drugs needs. He said that although he already helped more than forty mothers deliver their kids with VR, Martucci’s case was the most successful. She had the VR device on for the longest time, and she could go…"Virtual Reality Can Help Women Get Through Childbirth With Less Pain"