In his best-selling book, Back in Control, renowned spine surgeon Dr. David Hanscom describes how to conquer debilitating chronic pain, usually without surgery. His groundbreaking approach focuses on an aspect of chronic pain that today’s medical establishment has largely ignored. YOU, the patient, can learn to calm your nervous system, eliminate your pain and make a full recovery.  Dr. Hanscom’s methods have evolved from his personal experience overcoming chronic pain, and are backed by the latest research on how the brain processes pain.

This expanded and revised 2nd edition provides you with:

  • Practical steps you can take right now to begin freeing yourself of chronic pain
  • New neurophysiological research showing how anxiety amplifies and prolongs the sensation of pain, long after its physical cause has disappeared
  • Insightful and emotional stories of Dr. Hanscom’s patients who have moved beyond managing pain to becoming pain free with techniques described in detail in this book

This book, written with rare honesty, will enable anyone suffering from chronic pain to regain control of their care and their life.

Pages: 366
Format: Paperback (6″ x 9″)
Publication date: 2 edition (October 17, 2016)
ISBN-10: 0988272997
ISBN-13: 978-0988272996

Reader’s comments

“Back in Control places one of the most powerful tools for self-healing into your very own hands. Read this powerful and wise prescription and reclaim sovereignty over your health and your life.”
—BRUCE H. LIPTON, PHD, stem cell biologist and bestselling author of
The Biology of Belief, Spontaneous Evolution and The Honeymoon Effect

“We control only one thing in life: our reactions. Read David’s book and learn how to reprogram them, and take charge of your life. View any suffering as temporary labor pains that come with creating a life free of pain.”
—BERNIE SIEGEL, MD, bestselling author of The Art of Healing and 365 Prescriptions for the Soul

“Back in Control is an excellent resource for those experiencing pain. It clearly shows how unregulated emotion and stress contribute to physical pain. Dr. Hanscom is a top-notch surgeon who also has a deep understanding of the mind-body connection.”
—FREDERICK LUSKIN, PHD, Stanford University, author of Forgive for Good

“Dr. Hanscom explains in a way understandable to the lay person the mechanism of chronic pain, neural plasticity, and how stress and anxiety exacerbate pain and suffering. These techniques can be adapted by anyone.”
—PAUL ANDERSON, MD, University of Wisconsin

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Recommended by

The ACPA (American Pain Association) – 2018 Resources Guide – page 149

The Pain News Network


You can buy Back in Control online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Indie Bound.  You may also find it in bookstores


To order bulk quantities of the book, contact:

Darrell Koerner

The bulk order pricing schedule is shown below.

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