My Battle with NPD

The concept that stress can create physical symptoms has been around for centuries. In modern times we have become enamored with technology and have lost sight of the fact that there is a much higher chance physical symptoms will be caused by changes in the body’s chemistry and each organ … Read More

Your Hand Stuck Over the Stove

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Picture taken from Ernesto Sanchez’s guest post, “The Journey of 1000 Moons” “I’m Fine” Here’s a puzzling situation I often encounter: A patient experiencing severe chronic pain on my spine intake questionnaire rates him or herself as a zero on a 10-point scale with regards to anxiety, depression, and anger. … Read More

Discovering I had Neurophysiologic Disorder (NPD)

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I personally experienced the full spectrum of the Neurophysiological Disorder (NPD) from 1990 to 2004. I had no idea what was happening and learned an effective treatment strategy by taking every possible wrong turn. I have experienced over half of the 33 NPD symptoms that Dr. Schubiner describes in chapter 5 … Read More

“The Talent Code” – Forming Neurological Pathways

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All pain is “in your head.” Every pain impulse has to be interpreted by your brain as pleasant, neutral or unpleasant. It is a complex process that involves comparing present with past experiences. There are millions of bits of information being processed every second. Although your emotions do affect the … Read More

My Call to Action

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Jean was a middle-aged rancher who I saw for a second opinion from a neighboring state. She filled out an extensive spine pain questionnaire, which included many psychosocial questions in addition to a history and diagram of the pain. She was healthy and normally an extremely physically active rancher. Her low back … Read More

Motivated by “The Talent Code”

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Dear Dr Hanscom, Having read (devoured actually) The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle, I can now share with others the benefits I received through reading this book. The author demystified that very mysterious quality of world-class excellence. He teaches that through deep practice, anyone can train themselves (and hence their … Read More

Normal Arms Amputated

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It is extremely critical for you to understand how powerfully your neurological system can embed pathways into the nervous system.  In a sense, your nervous system can learn specific pathways. The nervous system does this in the same way one learns anything—by repetition. Repetition is how chronic pain develops. With … Read More

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