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Do You Really Need Spine Surgery? – Dr. David Hanscom

David Hanscom, an orthopedic complex spinal deformity surgeon for 35 years, quit practicing at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle to dedicate his life to stopping unnecessary and harmful surgeries and ending chronic pain. Dr. Hanscom understands 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.”

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