Dr. Mitchell Yass has spent the past 20 years developing his method of diagnosing and treating the cause, not the symptom, of pain. His method, often called the Yass Method, is based on carefully interpreting the patients symptoms, not the use of diagnostic tests. He has helped many thousands of patients resolve their pain—and helped thousands of others avoid unnecessary surgery. Dr. Yass believes that his effective, noninvasive methodology should be the first treatment provided to patients suffering with pain rather than the traditional, expensive, and often-ineffective treatments including MRIs, pain medication, and surgery. He is determined to change the way pain is treated. When Dr. Yass is not providing care, he enjoys weight lifting, golf, and spending time with his wife and daughter. Dr. Yass received a doctorate in physical therapy from New York Institute of Technology and just completed his latest book, The Encyclopedia of Pain, which will be published by Hay House in 2015; he is at work on the companion public television special.