Clinical Trial

Virtual Reality Treatment for Phantom Limb Pain

Study Description

Virtual Reality Treatment for Phantom Limb Pain

Patients with limb amputations experience the sensation of the missing extremity, which is sometimes coupled with a persistent and debilitating pain in the missing limb, a condition known as phantom limb pain (PLP). This study will test the use of virtual reality (VR) training as a possible treatment of PLP.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Device - Distractor and Lower limb VR

In the first phase (A), subjects will receive the Distraction VR treatment during 5, 6, or 7 one-hour-long sessions occurring twice weekly. After the A phase, the remaining sessions (B phase) will consist of Lower-Limb VR treatment. This number includes a mean of 6 (range 5-7) phase A sessions and mean of 11 (range 10-12) phase B sessions.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Virtual Reality Treatment for Phantom Limb Pain

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03338842

ParticipAid ID

vbm3Ae