Has chronic pain taken away the joy in your life, forcing you to focus more on what you can't do than on what you can? David Hanscom, M.D., feels your pain - and he's created a holistic path to freeing you from that agony in "Back in Control: A spine surgeon's roadmap out of chronic pain."
When you learn that Dr. Hanscom is a spine surgeon, your first reaction may be to hesitate. But he's a surgeon with a difference: Dr. Hanscom believes that surgery should be performed only as a last resort. As a result, he seeks to create an end to the chronic pain war by taking a holistic approach, involving everything from anxiety reduction to improved sleep. In "Back in Control: A spine surgeon's roadmap out of chronic pain," Dr. Hanscom explains how to use his approach to ease conditions such as migraines, back pain, arthritis and TMJ.
Among the most impressive tools offered in this book: Easy-to-follow exercises to help you feel more physically and emotionally comfortable, so that you - not the pain - are in control. Because Dr. Hanscom authored this book based on his own experiences with chronic pain, as well as those of his patients, his sincerity and in-depth knowledge are clear throughout the book. And he notes: "My goal for my patients is not just learning to live with pain or manage it. It is now becoming pain free. I have watched this occur in hundreds of patients. This book will allow you to regain control of your care and your life. Enjoy the journey."