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What Is Medical Financing? Dec 7th, 2020

What Is Medical Financing? Getting the medical care you need in the U.S. can be very expensive. Even if you have health insurance, your insurance provider may not cover many procedures that are considered to be “elective.” And if you don’t have insurance, even a single medical procedure could cost...

What Are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia? Dec 3rd, 2020

What Are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a poorly understood chronic pain condition that significantly impacts your quality of life. The primary symptoms of fibromyalgia — widespread pain, fatigue, sleep problems and mental fogginess — can make it difficult for you to work, exercise, do chores, run errands or...

How to Deal With Long-Term Pain From a Cervical Fusion Dec 1st, 2020

For many people living with severe neck pain and symptoms from a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or a pinched nerve, a cervical fusion is the final treatment option. The purpose of the surgery is to relieve pain, yet many people find themselves suffering from persistent or worsening pain in...

A headache is one of the most common pain conditions in the world. Nov 25th, 2020

Identifying the Different Types of Headaches Headaches are one of the most common pain conditions in the world, and nearly everyone has experienced a headache at some point in their life. Head pain can be incredibly disabling, causing work and school absenteeism, poor sleep and loss of ability to exercise or...

How to Tell If You Have Coccydynia Nov 18th, 2020

How to Tell If You Have Coccydynia Coccydynia is persistent, chronic pain of the coccyx (tailbone). The tailbone is the small, triangular bone at the bottom of the spine. It’s the last segment of the spinal column and is made up of 3-5 vertebrae. When the tailbone sustains an injury or damage,...

What Is CRPS? Nov 17th, 2020

What Is CRPS? Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) — formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) — is a rare and poorly understood chronic pain condition. Because it’s not widely seen and studied, it’s often misdiagnosed by doctors, causing patients to receive the wrong treatment or no treatment at all....

Is Your Pain Being Caused By the Trigeminal Nerve? Nov 12th, 2020

Severe facial pain is immediately disruptive to everyday life. And unless you were in a recent accident, you may not have any clue what’s causing sudden and significant pain over one or more areas of your face.  The trigeminal nerve is one of the most common sources of chronic facial...

Top 5 Causes of Chronic Back Pain Nov 9th, 2020

Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and one of the most common reasons for missed work in the United States. It’s one of the most pervasive medical ailments in our society: experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in...

Signs You May Have Neuropathy Nov 5th, 2020

Neuropathy — also called peripheral neuropathy — is nerve pain that occurs when one or more peripheral nerves are damaged or injured. The peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves outside the brain and spinal cord (the brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system). Peripheral nerves...

The First Steps to Take If You’re In Pain Nov 2nd, 2020

If you’re currently living with chronic pain, you may feel like your entire life revolves around pain. Without treatment and management, pain can control almost all aspects of our lives and affect our abilities to concentrate and work productively in a job for eight hours, exercise, or spend a carefree...

“I’d like to start a movement to change the way chronic pain is understood and treated” Mar 7th, 2019

"I hope to do that with this book; to change the way chronic pain is understood and treated, to ease suffering and to help shift society to a higher level of engagement, ownership, empowerment in whatever they’re dealing with. Pain is the perfect subject because it is both literal and...

How Big of a Problem is Chronic Pain, and What Are the Main Obstacles to Healing it? Mar 7th, 2019

A staggering number of people suffer from chronic pain. In the United States, chronic pain affects more people than cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease combined—more than 100 million—with similar statistics being reported throughout the world. This represents an immense cost, both to individuals and to society as a whole. Given...

The Brain That Changes Itself Mar 7th, 2019

The Brain That Changes Itself, Full Documentary, Norman Doidge, MD

Success Story: Todd & Peripheral Neuropathy Mar 7th, 2019

Todd talks about being diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy and how Radiant has helped reduced his chronic pain and changed his life.

TEDxAdelaide – Lorimer Moseley – Why Things Hurt Mar 7th, 2019

Why do we hurt? Do we actually experience pain, or is it merely illusion? In this video, Lorimer Moseley explores these questions, and position the pain that we feel as our bodies’ way of protecting us from damaging tissues further. He also looks at what this might mean for those...

The Backwards Brain Bicycle Mar 7th, 2019

Backwards Bicycle – SmarterEveryDay, published April 24, 2015, an interesting video to help understand neuroplasticity and the ability of the brain to learn and unlearn things, such as chronic pain.

The mystery of chronic pain | Elliot Krane | TED-Ed Mar 7th, 2019

The Mystery of Chronic Pain – Elliot Krane, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Pediatric Anesthesia) at the Stanford University Medical Center and of Pediatrics at the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital TED Talk regarding chronic pain, and why it’s a disease.

How Humor can Save the World | Karyn Buxman | TEDxSDSU Mar 7th, 2019

Karyn Buxman talks about the power that humor has on our daily lives.

Success Story: Gloria No Longer Battles with Arthritic Pain Mar 7th, 2019

Gloria suffered from arthritic pain since she was 33. Watch the video to see how Radiant has helped her.

How a brain gets hooked on opioids | PBS News Hour Mar 7th, 2019

How a brain gets hooked on opioids | PBS News Hour Science shows that opioids, which are used as legal painkillers, can lead to addiction in the brain. For the full story, read PBS News Hour’s article on How a brain gets hooked on opioids.

A Case For A Better Solution To Chronic Pain Mar 7th, 2019

“A person who sees a problem is a human being; a person who finds a solution is a visionary; BUT, the person who goes out and DOES SOMETHING about it is an entrepreneur.” – Naveen Jain The Pain Problem So much has been written and discussed in the news and...

This New Book Is A Compelling Case-Study Of A Manifesto And Bold Mission Mar 7th, 2019

By Benjamin P. Hardy, Reproduced from Inc.com I’m constantly reading new and different books, trying to learn how to optimize my life. But also, I read books, study companies, and watch people simply to get ideas about how to better approach my own goals. I came across Radiant Relief: A Case for a Better Solution to Chronic...

How to Understand Chronic Pain Mar 7th, 2019

We all experience pain. It happens when we fall over as children and graze our knees, when we drink too much alcohol and give ourselves a hangover, or when we learn the hard way not to touch things that are hot. This kind of pain—acute pain—is part of life. The...

The Frequently Overlooked Importance of Context in Healing Mar 7th, 2019

If you live in a modern industrial society, you’re probably used to thinking of medicine in standard terms. A pill should work the same, in most cases, for each person that takes it. Through my own experiences with chronic pain, however, and my wife’s unique health journey, I’ve come to...

Subscribing to Healthcare? a New Model That Makes Ongoing Care Accessible Mar 7th, 2019

For most people, the idea of paying an annual subscription to access a healthcare service is completely alien. They pay their insurance premiums or, if they are uninsured for a particular therapy, pay when they require it. As Radiant grew, we realized that we had the safest, most consistently effective,...

An Analysis of Chronic Pain and a Potential New Solution Mar 7th, 2019

With as many as 100 million sufferers in the United States alone, chronic pain is an epidemic. If you’re reading this, I’m going to go ahead and assume that you suffer with chronic pain yourself, or care for someone who does, in which case you’ll know that chronic pain is...

The Four (or Five) Ps of Marketing, and How They Apply to Our Approach... Mar 7th, 2019

At Radiant Radiant Pain Relief Centres, we cannot rely on insurance reimbursements to sustain our business. The only way we can survive—and thrive—is by delivering real, consistent value to people seeking relief from their chronic pain. To do that, we need to think in terms of marketing.Everyone who has taken...

The Future of Chronic Pain Relief Mar 7th, 2019

Chronic pain is a huge, complicated problem, which most clinical professionals touch in some way. Yet most of the therapies that exist are limited, outdated, and inconsistent. The scientific understanding of pain, chronic pain in particular has changed significantly in recent years. Yet the therapies have not. This is due...

How Our Unique Business Model Enables Us to Address Chronic Pain Effectively Mar 7th, 2019

You might think that, in the realm of healthcare, a business model is a secondary concern. In many ways, you’d be right. We’re not interested in excessive profiteering. We want to reach as many people as possible with a solution to their chronic pain. What became increasingly clear, however, is...

How I Discovered an Underused Therapy for Chronic Pain—And Why It’s Not More Widely Available Mar 7th, 2019

You might wonder why there aren’t more effective ways of treating chronic pain. If you or someone you love suffers from a chronic condition, you may despair. Surely, with all the money dedicated to treating every existing disease, it must be possible to develop effective therapies for chronic pain? Unfortunately,...

How Chronic Pain is Like Credit Card Debt, and How Scrambler Therapy Can Help “Pay Off” That Debt Mar 7th, 2019

If you live in the United States, or any other industrialized country, you’re probably only too familiar with the experience of racking up credit card debts. You might be surprised at how similar chronic pain is to credit card debt. Allow me to explain the analogy. Imagine that you have...

How Is Chronic Pain Like Hearing Loss (It’s Not How You Think) Mar 7th, 2019

When my business partner and I decided to start offering Scrambler Therapy (ST)—a unique new approach to chronic pain—on an independent basis, we knew that the model would need to be as innovative as the treatment. Why? Because we already had experience of offering it to conventional medical doctors, and...

How Radiant Relief Almost Died before It Ever Had a Chance to Succeed, and What Saved It Mar 7th, 2019

In an ideal world, Scrambler Therapy (ST) would be readily available to anyone who needed it. ST is a healing modality that is proving highly effective in the treatment of chronic pain; yet, you probably haven’t heard of it. Why? Because it hasn’t become part of mainstream medical practice. There...

Ten Things Most People Don’t Understand about Chronic Pain Mar 7th, 2019

Chronic pain is an epidemic, affecting an estimated 100 million people in the United States and beyond. Unfortunately, chronic pain is quite poorly understood, even by doctors and other health practitioners. Many people afflicted by it never attain long-term relief, free of side effects. The good news is that, for...

Book Bites: A New Way to Tackle Your Chronic Pain Mar 7th, 2019

Chronic pain is a complicated and increasingly common problem that affects millions of people around the world. Complicated in how it intervenes in our lives, complicated in its understanding and origin, and complicated in how healthcare has grown to understand and address it. I know that chronic pain sufferers, and...

After watching this, your brain will not be the same! Mar 7th, 2019

In a classic research-based TEDx Talk, Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want. Recorded at TEDxVancouver at Rogers Arena on November 14, 2015.

Success Story: How Dennis Overcame Pain in His Thumbs Mar 7th, 2019

Dennis’s first trip to Radiant Pain Relief Centres wasn’t for his own pain, but this fortunate encounter left him with a life changing experience.