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.Listen to his weekly podcasts on Back in Control Radio.

The Basis of Chronic Pain

Neurophysiological Basis of Pain

Degenerative Disc Disease Isn’t a Disease

The Evolution of Chronic Pain

A Viable Solution for the Opioid Epidemic

Anxiety Basics

The Physical Manifestations

OCD Is No Fun

Am I Operating on Your Pain or Anxiety?

Anxiety, Anger and Adrenaline

Societal Disintegration – Untreated Anxiety

Anxiety is a Symptom Not a Diagnosis

The Tools

Write and Don’t Stop!

Learn Another Language – “An Enjoyable Life”

The Unenforceable Rules

Enjoy Your Day – Today

Giving Back

Moving Forward with Your Pain

Making an Informed Decision About Spine Surgery

Introducing Plan A – Thrive and Survive COVID-19

The Family

Mirror Neurons – Family Healing

The Chronic Pain Marriage Go Round

Social Isolation and Chronic Pain

The Role of the Family in Solving Chronic Pain

Do You Like Your Family – Listen

Parenting – Creating Your Own Triggers

Stories of Hope

Mark Owens, PhD – Environmental anthropologist and author of The Cry of the Kalahari (also wrote the forward to Back in Control, 2nd edition)

Kent Bassett & Marion Cunningham – Directors of the Film “This Might Hurt” about overcoming chronic pain

Deb Gray, PhD – Licensed clinical social worker and owner of a group of substance abuse / mental health clinics, Life by Design

Deborah Mellen – CEO of the not-for-profit Impossible Dream, Inc.

Special Guests

Bernie Siegel, MD – General surgeon and author of Love, Medicine and Miracles

Fred Luskin, PhD – Stanford psychologist and author of Forgive for Good

John Layman, JD – Personal Injury Litigator

Melissa Cady, DO – Pain medicine and founder of Pain Out Loud

Babs Yohai – Movement Artist (and David’s wife)  and Jasmine Yohai, MA – Expressive Arts and Dance (David’s stepdaughter)

Melvin Belsky, MD – Physiatrist and former medical director of Safeway Foods

James Pennebaker, PhD – Social psychologist and pioneer in the study of expressive writing

Ian Harris,MD – Orthopedic surgeon and researcher in the effectiveness of surgery

Kevin Cuccaro, MD – Pain specialist and founder of the Mid-Valley Pain Alliance

Marc Moisi, MD – Chief of Neurosurgery, Detroit Receiving Hospital

Dean Volk, PT, MPT – Owner of 3 physical therapy practices, in Charlotte, NC and Charleston, SC

Jasmine Yohai – Expressive Arts Therapist and housing coordinator for Bay Area Community Services

Special Guests (cont’d.)

Sharna Prasad, DPT – Co-founder of the Oregon Pain Science Alliance

David Burns, MD – Best-selling author of Feeling Good and Feeling Good Together

Donald Cohen – Clinical psychologist specializing in family issues

David Allen – Best-selling author of Getting Things Done

Norris Lewis – Trainer and physical conditioning specialist

David Schechter, MD – Family and Sports Medicine physician specializing in Mind Body Medicine

Kendra Bloom, LMCH – Somatic psychotherapist specializing in trauma

Joel Konikow, MD – Family practitioner specializing in the treatment of pain

Rene Beth Poindexter – founder of Living the Potential Network

Emerald GreenForest – Author, speaker, transformation artist, and executive producer & host of the Men On Purpose Podcast

John Gribbin – A founder and CEO of Curable Health

Dr. Rozina Lakhani – Psychiatrist at Shifa Health specializing in the treatment of stress

Bruce Lipton, PhD – Stem cell biologist and bet-selling author of The Biology of Belief

John Stracks,MD – Family practitioner, specializing in mind-body approaches to overcome chronic pain

David Elaimy – Performance coach for high level performers in business, athletics and surgery

Jeffrey Lazarus, MD – A pediatrician specializing in medical hypnosis

Les Aria, PhD – A pain psychologist in the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group

Lorimer Moseley, MD – Clinical neuroscientist and pain educator

James Taylor, MD – An anesthesiologist with a focus on pain management

Stephen Porges, PhD – Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium, Univ. of Indiana, originator of the Polyvagal Theory

Becky Curtis, CEO and founder of Take Courage Coaching, a pain management coaching firm

Mel Pohl, MD – Chief Medical Officer of the Las Vegas Recovery Center

Geralyn Datz, MD – President and Clinical Director of Southern Behavioral Medicine Associates PLLC

Tom Sullivan – A patient who used the DOC principles to heal from chronic pain.

Chris Dimock – CEO of Elation, app development company focused on healthcare

Jake Eagle – Psychotherapist and founder of the Live Conscious community

Matt Lederman, MD & Alona Pulde, MD – Founders of Kinectin and former medical directors for Whole Foods Market