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Seattle spinal surgeon Dr. David Hanscom focuses on an aspect of chronic pain that the medical world has largely overlooked: you must calm your nervous system in order to get better. More than any other book about pain, Back in Control reveals how to quiet a turbocharged central nervous system and make a full recovery, with or without surgery. Dr. Hanscom shares the story of his own journey out of chronic pain and offers a treatment paradigm that has evolved from his personal experience, as well what he has learned from his patients, hundreds of whom have moved beyond managing pain to becoming pain free. This book will enable those suffering from chronic pain to regain control of their care and life.

This revised second edition reflects the last few years of neuroscience research. It is becoming increasingly clear that the brain processes mental and physical pain in a similar manner. As anxiety drops, pain will diminish. Dr. Hanscom has observed that these principles apply to any chronic pain condition.

©2017 David Hanscom, MD (P)2017 David Hanscom, MD

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  • Mark
  • Madison, WI, United States
  • 10-28-17

Educational

Very interesting. Well narrated. It's nice to hear a medical doctor acknowledge that many surgeries are performed to generate profit - not help the patient. I wish the author would have taken more time to address the issue of herniated discs. This was a glaring omission.

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One of the best books on pain I’ve read

A fantastic explanation of pain science combined with actionable tips. One of my favorite books I’ve ever read on chronic pain. Can’t recommend enough.

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Great Alternative to Pain Therapy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. Chronic pain management needs alternatives from surgery and opioids. This is an excellent option from these.

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Just in the nick of time ....

So incredibly validating and with all the tools and methodology to execute a non surgical plan. Thank you doc.

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Back in Control

Great guide to add to my counseling addressing those with chronic pain. I recommend it as self help as well.

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Interesting perspective worth considering

Was interesting, a bit robotic as to reader, but that's subjective. Certainly worth a read ahead of any considered operation for back pain.

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