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Virtual reality device designed to treat injured workers’ low back pain

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AppliedVR, a Van Nuys, California-based immersive therapeutics company, announced Wednesday the release of its RelieVRx virtual reality device designed to treat workers compensation claimants suffering from lower back pain.

The device, marketed as an alternative to pharmaceuticals in the treatment of work injuries, incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback and emotional regulation to teach claimants how to better manage and relieve pain, according to an AppliedVR news release.

The device offers injured workers 56 chapters of six minutes each, with each session designed to induce neuroplasticity, which the company says helps regulate regions of the brain associated with pain.