Direct your Own Care (DOC)


This self-directed approach is called Direct your Own Care (DOC). The DOC Roadmap is divided into four stages:
1. Laying the foundation
2. Forgiveness and play
3. Moving forward
4. Expanding your consciousness
The journey is unique to each individual and is intended to provide you with the information you will need and use to take back control of your care and life.

Back in Control


In his best-selling book, Back in Control, prominent spine surgeon, Dr. David Hanscom, describes how to conquer debilitating chronic pain. His groundbreaking approach presents well-documented treatments that today’s medical establishment has largely ignored. By using a multi-pronged approach to calm and re-route your nervous system, you can minimize or eliminate your pain. His methods evolved from his intense 15-year experience suffering from chronic pain.

Do You Really Need Spine Surgery?


Making the right decision about undergoing spine surgery is critical. Do You Really Need Spine Surgery provides you and your medical providers important information to make the best choice. All relevant variables are addressed and organized into a “treatment grid”. With this, you and your health care team can determine the most effective approach and course of action. Do You Really Need Spine Surgery gives back control of the surgical decision to you, the patient. Take it!!


Over the years I have witnessed hundreds of patients regain their lives by pulling themselves out of the downward spiral of chronic pain. Click the link below to read the stories of healing they have shared.

Stories of Hope

Back in Control has been recommended by:

The ACPA (American Pain Association) – 2018 Resources Guide, page 149
The Pain News Network
The BREE Collaborative – State of WA Pain Guidelines, page 19