This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by former orthopedic spinal surgeon, David Hanscom. In this episode, David tells us his story and what he did to heal himself. He also talks about how to reroute the nervous system, rewire your brain, and heal your body from pain. Other episodes with David: #071 Roadmap out of Anxiety and Chronic Pain with Spine Surgeon Dr. David Hanscom (Part 1)#072 Anger & Anxiety in the Family with Dr. David Hanscom (Part 2)KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • What is expressive writing?
  • What is threat physiology?
  • The human brain does not tolerate emotional pain, it suppresses it
  • Suppressed anger and anxiety causes damage to your brain. 
  • What are the disguises of anger?
  • The body will create physical pain in order to avoid emotional pain.
  • Ways to lower stress physiology
  • Ways to improve the resiliency of the nervous system

ABOUT GUEST:David Hanscom’s orthopedic spine surgery practice focused on patients with failed back surgeries. He quit his practice in Seattle, WA to present his insights into solving chronic pain, which evolved from his own battle with it. His book, Back in Control is associated with an action plan, “The DOC Journey”, which guides patients in solving mental and physical pain.  His latest book is, Do You Really Need Spine Surgery? – Take Control with a Surgeon’s Advice is intended for health care providers and patients alike to make an informed decision about undergoing spinal surgery.He has created an app and self-directed course, “The DOC Journey,” which presents action plans for healing. His most recent efforts are focused on writing a book on RUT’s (repetitive unpleasant thoughts). Link to David's resources: to expressive writing pdf:

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