David Hanscom, MD

The Neurophysiological Basis of Chronic Pain and Solving Chronic Pain with a Self-Directed Process

Dr. David A. Hanscom is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the surgical correction complex spine problems in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He has expertise in adult and pediatric spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis. A significant part of his practice is devoted to performing surgery on patients who have had multiple prior spine surgeries. He is co-director for Swedish Neuroscience Specialists at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA, and is the founder and president of the Puget Sound Spine Society. Dr. Hanscom developed the “DOC” project, which stands for “Direct your Own Care” based on his own struggle with chronic pain and the recent neuroscience research. It is a framework that organizes care for chronic spinal pain.