Previous research has shown positive results from virtual reality in terms of treating people’s pain. In this newest study, researchers test the effects of VR-based treatments on patients with pain, hospitalized in a Los Angeles medical center. Read more to find out the results from the study.
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In a world where medical marijuana, acupuncture, massage and psychological therapies are considered the most popular alternative pain management methods, virtual reality falls under the radar. But more hospitals in the West are adopting the technology to increase options for chronic pain patients.
Contrary to popular belief, ergonomics is not just about improving efficiency in the workplace. In fact, health experts are encouraging the public to apply ergonomic principles to their cars to maximize their comfort to and from the office, on road trips, while driving in general.
Companies everywhere are starting to bring their offices to ergonomic standards, but many would benefit from a complete makeover appealing to all five senses. After all, ergonomics is not just about the furniture. Read more to understand the concept experiential ergonomics and how businesses could apply them.
Last week, the Iowa Medical Cannabidoil Board voted for and against certain conditions concerning eligibility for medical marijuana use. While opioid dependency and generalized anxiety disorder were rejected, chronic pain was added to the list.
Bulacan Congressman Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado has introduced a new bill that seeks to improve the health and safety of office computer workers. The proposal intends to better the health and well-being of employees for desirable outcomes at the individual level and the business at large.
Opioids are still going strong as one of the most common pain treatments, but at least one doctor in Florida has a different philosophy on pain management. In fact, his comprehensive treatment plans don’t require a prescription.
A new study reveals significant statistical data on standing desk usage. The first research study of its kind, participants found success in using smart software to remind them to switch positions after a certain block of time. While a digital reminder was helpful, observing other participants also played a part.
The open office floor plan is facing backlash as the noise pollution deter workers from being as efficient as they could be. In hopes of maintaining communication among employees, yet offering opportunities for isolation, companies are updating the open office with mobile pods and other movable parts.
Contrary to popular belief, not all opioids are the enemy. For Canada, the biggest problem is the illicit drug Fentanyl as a result of bad prescription practices with legal painkillers like Oxycontin, revealing the nation’s unpreparedness in dealing with chronic pain at large.