Favorite Books

I’m a big believer in books. A huge part of the healing process is when you become the expert of your own condition. The transformation from STRESSED to STUDENT often starts from reading a new book.

Here’s a list of a few that I can personally endorse. Enjoy!

Current favorite book by far. SO good. For those in any kind of pain (physical, emotional, anxiety, stress, anger, or those just wanting a higher quality of life)

I can’t recommend this book highly enough

Back in Control: A Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain, 2nd Edition

I prefer the hard copy of Back in Control so you can fold down pages and underline things, but the audio book is also nice for those that prefer to listen.

Here’s the link to the audio version Back in Control, Audiobook

Here’s a great book from an Author who’s conquered chronic pain, an autoimmune disease, and more!

The Whole Health Life: How You Can Learn to Get Healthy, Find Balance and Live Better in The Crazy-Busy Modern World

She also directed a phenomenal documentary called The Connection that is one of my favorites. I’ve shown it to many friends and patients and it’s a game changer.

You can buy it or rent it, very worth the watch. Loaded with interviews from leading MD’s and PhD’s around the country, as well as real patient success stories.

The Connection Documentary

One of my favorite authors and life mentors, Tim Ferris, this is basically his greatest hits and it’s helped EVERY aspect of my life. It also looks gorgeous on your bookshelf

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers

Here’s his greatest hits volume 2, with all exclusive content that can’t be found on his podcasts

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World

Investigative journalist takes on the complexities of the back pain industry, what treatments get results and which ones to avoid

Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery

Fun workbook both with explanations of how pain works, with helpful analogies, and worksheets to customize your own treatment plan

The Explain Pain Handbook Protectometer (8315)


More detailed explanation on the science of what’s happening in the body with chronic pain. If you want to get into the nitty gritty, this is a fantastic resource

Explain Pain Super Charged


One of my close friends who suffered from years of low-back pain said that this book was his MOST VALUABLE resource during his recovery.

Natural Pain Relief: How to Soothe and Dissolve Physical Pain with Mindfulness

One of my favorite audiobooks, this book is all about the marriage of science and meditation

The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works


Here’s the audio version

The Science of Enlightenment