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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

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

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

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