“Recent neurological research has demonstrated that the brain has the capacity of neuroplasticity, or the ability to create new nerve pathways in response to life events. For example, when you learn to play the piano or swing a golf club, your brain cells have developed a new pathway that is connected to your body. These pathways consist of thousands of nerve cells. The more that pathway is activated or practiced, the stronger it becomes. What most doctors do not know is that pain can be caused by this type of learned pathways. Even when there’s no tissue damage in the body, such as a tumor, a fracture, or an infection, a learned pathway can cause real, physical pain.” -Dr. Howard Schubiner-
The DOCC model is a framework that organizes well-established spine care concepts. It allows you to organize your thinking and care to enable you to take full charge of your life. Your providers are resources and coaches. The concepts are the polar opposite of what most of us have been taught regarding how to manage pain and stress.
My patients’ success is proportional to the degree of their commitment. I have observed a consistent improvement in my patients’ pain and quality of life. Usually about three to five other MBS symptoms also resolve along with the chronic pain.
Caring for my patients in chronic pain has become the most rewarding and enjoyable aspect of my practice.