Study: Videogames More Analgesic Than Drugs

According to Simon Fraser University professor, Diane Gromala, experiments consistently showed that patients who were engaged in 3D virtual reality games reported less pain than their counterparts who were on pain medications.

Gromala, who suffers from chronic pain herself, is currently working with doctors to find new ways to use computer technology to help people improve their health through education, experience, and physical expressiveness.

"Controlling pain through computerized VR and biofeedback meditation therapies has the promise of providing successful, cost-effective alternatives to pain medications," she said.

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Study: Videogames More Analgesic Than Drugs

Actually... that's quite true. I used to have chronic headaches. They were dehabilitating quite often. Pain medication did little to nothing to help them... but video games did.As has already been posted... it is largely mind over matter... but it's a lot easier to make it go away while playing a video game than laying in bed telling yourself it's not real.

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