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Discover how to conquer debilitating chronic pain by using a groundbreaking, self-directed approach pioneered by Dr. David Hanscom. His methods have been used by hundreds of patients to eliminate chronic pain and regain control of their lives.

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Relentless untreated anxiety is the core driver of destructive human behavior. It is the sensation generated by your body's stress chemicals in response to a mental or physical threat. We hate feeling anxious and will do anything to solve or avoid this sensation. Untreated anxiety is becoming a major social and health issue. Many people in their late teens, twenties and early thirties are suffering from crippling anxiety. These individuals are (or soon will be) establishing families and taking on greater responsibility in the workplace. Yet, a large percentage of them lack resilience skills. In this important episode, spine surgeon Dr. David Hanscom discusses the need to view untreated anxiety as a serious public health problem. He shows why it's the root cause of destructive behavior and makes a compelling case that our human survival will depend on us addressing it correctly. He believes we already have the knowledge and means to accomplish this task. For additional information, visit: http://www.backincontrol.com/societal-disintegration-untreated-anxiety
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Anger - from chronic pain or some other source - can distort our lives, and isolate us from friends and family. In this episode, spine surgeon Dr. David Hanscom interviews Fred Luskin, best-selling author of Forgive for Good, about the tools... more

People who have suffered from some sort of long term vulnerability - e.g., chronic pain - can become angry and build a "grievance story" to justify holding on to their anger. In this episode, spine surgeon Dr. David Hanscom talks with Fred Luskin,... more

The relationship between a doctor and patient can be a potent force for healing or a barrier to the patient getting better. In addition to providing treatment for a specific condition, the doctor plays an important role in helping guide the patient... more

Part of healing chronic pain is deciding to move forward and then choosing the tools that will help redirect your brain's response to pain. This can include mindfulness, visualization, re-engaging with family and friends, play, and more.... more

Within each of us is a powerful capacity for self-healing. This is especially true when it comes to our experience of chronic pain. Our brains turn sensory inputs and thoughts into chemical processes that can either diminish or amplify our... more

Part of the journey to healing chronic pain is creating new pain pathways that minimize the production of the stress hormones that trigger anxiety and pain. The old pain pathways do not go away, however, and can still be triggered from... more

Anxiety is the body's neurochemical reaction to a mental or physical threat. Without it you can't survive. It's the sensation created by elevated levels of stress chemicals. Because the unconscious brain is over a million times stronger than... more

The definitive step of your healing journey is giving back. Your attention is focused away from you and your troubles, and you'll move a long ways from your pain circuits. The reason that many people dealing with chronic pain seem... more

We all want to become better, happier people, and we work pretty hard at it. The marketing world keeps reminding us that we are not even close to our potential and holds up endless images of perfection that reinforce that idea. We are... more

The solution to the opioid epidemic is to solve chronic pain. Eighty-seven percent of patients on opioids have chronic pain, which is both driven by and results in severe anxiety. The second aspect of dealing with the opioid crisis involves... more