DrG talks with veteran spine surgeon Dr. David Hanscom about a simple and inexpensive regimen that could help or even cure 90% of people with chronic pain!
-Acute pain vs chronic pain, pain & emotion and how all this plays out in the brain
-The importance of pain – it’s not just a bad thing
-A new understanding of anxiety & how therapy can make anxiety worse
-The issue – the memorization of pain and how chronic pain is a maladaptive neurologic disorder
-Dr. Hanscom’s health journey
-An incredible case of severe chronic pain cured
-Doctor burnout & suicide
-The business of medicine putting patients at risk
-If you’re going to do surgery why you should do pre-habilitation work first!
You’ll also learn:
-Chronic pain shrinks the brain
-How effective standard back surgery is for chronic pain
-The antidote of pain is playfulness
–Back in Control: A Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain, 2nd Edition