“You cannot heal in fight-or-flight. As you calm down the body’s physiology, symptoms resolve.” – Dr. David Hanscom
David Hanscom, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the surgical correction of complex spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis.
Dr. Hanscom quit his multi-decade medical practice after healing his own debilitating back pain naturally. And he now teaches others how to do the same with simple, evidence-based stress-reduction and lifestyle interventions.
The incredible revelation that changed his life is that stress is a root cause of inflammatory disease and chronic pain. Solving your stress problem can solve your pain problem and empower your body to heal.
Dr. Hanscom has published several books to help patients make the best decisions about their care with regard to chronic disease including Do You Really Need Spine Surgery? and Back in Control: A Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain.
Dr. David Hanscom is also the creator of The DOC Journey (Direct your Own Care). It is a self-directed action plan for patients to facilitate healing through evidence-based stress reduction and lifestyle interventions. This applies to the whole body, not just back pain.
I know you will enjoy my interview with the brilliant Dr. David Hansom.
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