Dr. David Hanscom MD
Dr. David Hanscom is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the surgical correction of complex spine problems in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He treats spinal infections, tumors, trauma and spinal deformities such as kyphosis and scoliosis. Much of of his practice is devoted to addressing problems created by multiple unsuccessful spine surgeries. Around 2001 he began to share his own stress management tools with his patients that were in pain but had no indications for surgery. He also collaborated with rehabilitation physicians learning non-operative care. By 2006 a structured spine treatment protocol evolved. It was named the DOCC project (Defined Organized Comprehensive Care). He has published a book, Back in Control: A Spine Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain that is the basis of the structured spine care program. He has witnessed many patients become pain free using a largely self-directed structured approach.