3 Articles by Dr. David Hanscom

Dr. David Hanscom

What I Wish More People Understood About Back Pain

I am an orthopedic spine surgeon who has been performing complex spine surgery since 1986. But from my very first year in practice, it was clear to me...

Dr. David Hanscom
July 2 2015

Why Writing Can Alleviate Back Pain: A Surgeon Explains

When patients come to see me about their problems with chronic pain, the very first thing I ask them to do is begin writing. Their assignment is to...

Dr. David Hanscom
September 20 2014

How My Patient Healed Her Back Pain By Learning To Forgive

As a spine surgeon, I see patients with devastating back problems whose lives I can transform with surgery. I also see people with acute injuries who...

Dr. David Hanscom
September 3 2014