Video games beat drugs for chronic pain

In pain? Skip the morphine, and try a video game.
A Simon Fraser University professor is trying to understand why experiments consistently show people who suffer serious pain often find more relief in virtual reality environments than drug-based treatments.

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monkey6023421d ago

escapism! best relief really.

2 cents3420d ago

Depends what game really, cos when i play a game whith really bad graphics my eyes start to hurt.

KidMakeshift3420d ago

Dead Rising, Monkey Ball, and Lair drove me to insanity from time to time.

chrno63420d ago

Simon Fraser??? Hey that's my university.

RecSpec3420d ago

Take that Jack Thompson!!

KidMakeshift3420d ago

Be careful. He'll sue you for harassment

nanometric3420d ago

pain is just a warning message in the brain to let you know that something is not right... now, make the brain be completely occupied by something else and you will forget about pain