Chronic pain is one the most difficult experiences of human existence. And it is difficult to treat because chronic pain embeds permanent circuits in the nervous system.
But orthopedic spine surgeon David Hanscom has been helping scores of chronic pain sufferers by showing them how to create new pathways, or “detours,” around these pain circuits. By taking advantage of the brain’s capacity to form new neurons (neuroplasticity), he helps people become pain-free.
In Your Brain Without Pain, Hanscom and clinical psychologist Frederic Luskin offer a five-step approach to free yourself from chronic pain. By connecting thoughts with physical sensations, they teach you a sequence of awareness, detachment, and reprogramming skills to form new neural pathways.
Through presentations, writing, drawing, sharing poetry, somatic movement, patient success stories, case presentations, group discussions, and question-and-answer sessions, you gain enough expertise to chart your own course to a pain-free life.
Anyone dealing with chronic pain is invited, as well as health-care professionals who want to use these techniques in their practices.