Experience life without pain.

Dr. David Hanscom systematically presents research-validated approaches
that calm your nervous system, rewire your brain, and allow your body to heal.
The DOC Journey is a self-directed, guided course.
Here's what you will learn:
  Guided DOC Journey Course
  • Learn how stress and anxiety can significantly impact our overall wellbeing and experience of pain.
  • Discover the critical connections between all chronic (mental and physical) disease states.
  Exclusive Written & Video Content
  • Dr. Hanscom's 15-year struggle with chronic pain led him on a journey to discover how to break free from his pain without the use of addictive opioid treatments. Now he wants to share his findings with you!
  Monthly Webinars
  • Explore the topics found along the DOC Journey, with Dr. Hanscom as your guide.  He will teach you how to utilize the best clinical practices and modern neuroscience techniques to take control of your health, happiness, and quality of life.
  Weekly Virtual Group Coaching
  • Join Dr. Hanscom's weekly Q&A sessions every Tuesday and Thursday, in a setting that allows you to feel and be safe.
  • Experience hope again as you begin thriving instead of just surviving.
  A Tested & Proven Learning Sequence
  • Understand the origin and nature of acute and chronic pain - and your body's responses to threat.
  • Learn the skills to lower your body's stress chemicals and return it to a relaxed state.
  DOC App Coming Soon
  • The DOC app "wakes the fun up" with an element of play that includes interesting stories, lively songs, activities and exercises for you to try.
  • Find practical tools to shift from being reaCtive to Creative.
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  • If you choose to continue on The DOC Journey after your 14-day trial period, you will be charged $72/month.
  • If The DOC Journey is not for you, cancel any time within the trial period and you will not be charged.
Meet Dr. David Hanscom
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I’ve been there.
I used the knowledge acquired in my medical background, my own struggle with chronic pain, the experiences of hundreds of my patients, and the vital research underway in the field of neuroscience to develop a program that worked for me and the patients that were suffering.  It can work for you too.
Stress isn't the problem.
It's your reaction to it.
Your body reacts to stress in your environment with physiological and psychological changes that cause you to have physical and mental symptoms.
Learning to process your stress effectively will minimize the impact on your body.
If you begin to manage your stress properly, you can keep your body from creating symptoms.
The DOC Journey has the tools you need to learn to process stress and eliminate pain.
This course is a sequence of lessons that reflect my journey, my patients' journeys, the best clinical practices, and the wisdom of modern neuroscience.
"Helping patients heal from chronic pain has been
the most rewarding phase of my medical and surgical career."

~  Dr. David Hanscom  ~ 

Dr. David Hanscom

Dr. Hanscom is an orthopedic complex spinal deformity surgeon who was based in Seattle, Washington, for over 32 years. He quit his surgical practice in 2019 to focus on teaching people how to break loose from the grip of chronic mental and physical pain – with and without surgery. He has been relentless in his pursuit of finding better answers to optimize his patients' outcomes.
Now considered a thought leader in addressing chronic mental and physical pain, Dr. Hanscom spends his time pursuing multiple opportunities to further the evolution of this knowledge. 

His mission is to re-introduce true healing into medicine. He believes that doctors need time to listen and understand their patients. He also believes patients want to be heard. Difficult life situations surrounding medical problems have a tremendous impact on care and outcomes.
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Dr. Hanscom’s insights arose from his escaping from his own 15-year ordeal of suffering with severe chronic pain. As he began to share his approaches with his patients, a predictable sequence of learning evolved. It is reflected in his most recent effort, The DOC (Direct your Own Care) Journey. The DOC Journey is the self-directed action plan of his book, Back in Control: A Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain.
Success Stories
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Rajitha's Story                                                  
  For many years I've been suffering with back pain...
Terrie's Story                                               
  The Q&A sessions I attend 2x per week are such an important part of my support system as I've started navigating the DOC Journey.  I've suffered with chronic pain for over three years, and after two spine surgeries that provided no relief of my symptoms, I felt very alone and confused.  I found this special community during a time when I felt little hope, and I know the timing was providential.
Laura's Story                                               
  I met David about ten years ago and learned of his book back then. I’m really enjoying taking part in the groups as much as I can. I’m pain free these days, and I have the doc journey to thank for that!


I am an orthopedic spine surgeon who performed complex spine surgery for over 30 years. Much of my practice was addressing problems created by multiple spine surgeries. Often the first one that led to so many downstream problems should never have been done.

Eventually, through my own 15-year ordeal with chronic pain, I figured out ways to break out of it that I began to successfully share with my patients. You will learn many new concepts as you proceed, but I would invite you to begin this journey right now.
Why does expressive writing work so effectively? Because treatments that target acute rather than chronic pain address only the physical aspects of pain. Expressive writing, on the other hand, addresses the emotional-neurological connection, a significant component of chronic pain.
Chronic pain can make family life unbearable,
but it doesn’t have to.
By adopting a few simple
strategies, you can transform an agonizing home environment into a safe haven again; restore
peace and good times at home; and enlist the support of your family in your healing process. 


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