With today's opioid crisis, it's important to understand you have safer options for treating chronic pain. The opioid crisis that has plagued our country is due to a lot of factors, including a broken patient care system. As medicine become corporatized, doctors have less time to spend with patients and therefore aren’t able to properly diagnose the root issue causing chronic pain. Physicians are only able to offer treatments covered by insurance and opioids are over-prescribed. Dr. David Hanscom, a retired board-certified orthopedic surgeon, notes that medical professionals are throwing random, simplistic procedures and prescriptions at complex problems. In this episode, he explains the neurological phenomena that cause chronic pain and anxiety and why mainstream medicine isn’t providing an appropriate solution. Listen as Dr. Hanscom joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss how mainstream medicine needs to alter its approach to treating chronic pain.