Do you really need spinal surgery?


Dr. David Hanscom, an orthopedic complex spinal deformity surgeon for 35 years, guests on The Original Loretta Brown Show, Thursday, November 19th at 8 a.m. (repeats Monday, November 23rd at 6 a.m.)

Dr. Hanscom quit practicing at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle to dedicate his life to stopping unnecessary and harmful surgeries and ending chronic pain.  Dr. Hanscom says that most back surgeries should never happen – that they create further problems including more pain.  Now, based in SFB area, he is on a mission to re-introduce true healing into medicine.  He has developed the DOC Journey (Direct Your Own Care) that has helped countless people from around the world go pain free. He discusses this program as well as giving much needed and useful information in his new book, Do You Really Need Spine Surgery?:  Take Control with a Surgeon’s Advice.

Loretta Brown will interview Dr. Hanscom during her one-hour program.

In his book, Dr. David Hanscom covers things such as:

  • 3 things you must know before having surgery
  • Can surgery stop chronic pain
  • Are surgeries contributing to the Opioid crisis
  • The truth about unnecessary surgeries
  • When medical care kills
  • Performing surgery on Anxiety

Dr. Hanscom also clearly outlines his DOC Journey, a combination of things such as somatic work, expressive writing, meditation, listening, forgiveness, identifying triggers, getting enough sleep,  and getting your joy back.

His website is loaded with valuable information to help people in chronic pain get their lives back and live in complete and whole wellness.

During the Pandemic, he has been working with clients all over the world via Zoom.

Find out more about Dr. David Hanscom at   and

Loretta Brown, owner of Reiki Oasis, has been practicing and teaching Reiki Energy Medicine, sound healing, intuitive Guidance, past life regression, meditation and psychic development since 1995. Born as a sensitive, Loretta always felt at home among the concepts of angels, spirits, fairies, energies, vibration, sound, music, devas, goddesses and God. However, it took years for her to understand not everyone had these gifts, and to figure out how to use them to help others navigate their lives in a more positive way. Now, she is dedicated to helping everyone discover their own gifts, resonate from the very center of their Being and live the joy-filled life they were meant to live. Loretta has traveled the world extensively, teaching and performing internationally, has studied with great spiritual teachers, and has spent years chanting, searching for truths, visiting sacred sites and learning the great mysteries. Her joy is sharing as a Teacher, Channel and Healer so you can renew, refresh, and re-member who you really are and why you are on the planet at this time. Loretta also offers Crystal Bowl Healing Concerts, Loretta offers in person one-on-one sessions, as well as workshops, skype and phone sessions.

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