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Wellness Wednesday: Virtual Reality As Therapy

A Barberton High School students looks at his hand in virtual reality while a laptop screen reflects what he's seeing in the digital world.
Ashton Marra
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Hospitals and physicians are looking for alternative pain management in the midst of the drug-addiction epidemic, one largely predicated on decades of reliance on synthetic opioids. 

A new option is virtual reality therapy, an immersive experience that so occupies the brain it can’t process the pain. 

Today on Wellness Wednesday, a new era of pain management, and more. 

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