Dr Oz: Back in Control Review Dr David Hanscom
Imagine a cure for your chronic back pain that did not require medication, or even surgery. Dr. David Hanscom, a surgeon, believes that most back pain is actually in a person’s head, so he argues that treating a patient’s emotional problems is a better solution than putting them under the knife for surgery.
Dr Oz: Treat Chronic Pain with Meditation
Dr. David Hanscom says he sees a disturbing number of surgeries being done on patients with perfectly normal and healthy spines, with only about 10% actually requiring such an invasive procedure to treat their pain. Dr. Hanscom tells Dr. Oz that some degeneration in the spine is normal, which makes a number of surgeries being done unnecessary.
He believes a lot of the pain we “think” we are feeling is just our body memorizing what the pain felt like when it actually occurred, but in reality there is a much deeper emotional reason we are uncomfortable that has nothing to do with physical pain at all.
There is a fine line between physical pain and emotional pain and one recent study showed that meditation can literally reduce the feeling of pain by 50%!
Dr Oz: How to Become Pain Free
Dr. David Hanscom, author of Back in Control, says pain is always connected with anxiety and anger, so he offers tools to help you take control of your life and become pain-free once and for all.
- Take 3-5 minutes every day to write down your negative, anxiety producing thoughts.
- Rip up the paper and throw it away.
Dr. Hanscom says the time it takes to become completely pain-free depends on the person and their commitment to the process.