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Working together to understand pain and treat it safely

Knowledge and resources for people with persistent pain in Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties. Learn more »

Infographic: The Opioid Epidemic

Share this infographic to help your friends and neighbors understand the opioid epidemic and learn how to address their pain safely.

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ACT Beyond Pain

In this video, program creator and facilitator Lianne Dyche talks about ACT Beyond Pain, a program using modern pain science, evidence-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help participants understand what pain is and develop tools to change their experience of it.

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Understand pain and treat it safely.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Upcoming Classes & Events

Pain Solutions: First Steps workshop, Albany

January 17, 2019 2:30PM Samaritan Albany General Hospital
Pain Solutions: First Steps is a free six-week workshop created for people who have persistent pain. It is led by a psychologist and a physical therapist. Learn that your pain can change and gain tools to reduce the impact of pain in your daily life.
Multi-week course

Pain Solutions: First Steps workshop, Corvallis

January 22, 2019 1:30PM Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Pain Solutions: First Steps is a free six-week workshop created for people who have persistent pain. It is led by a psychologist and a physical therapist. Learn that your pain can change and gain tools to reduce the impact of pain in your daily life.
Multi-week course

Pain Solutions: First Steps workshop, Newport

January 24, 2019 1:30PM Center for Health Education
Pain Solutions: First Steps is a free six-week workshop created for people who have persistent pain. It is led by a psychologist and a physical therapist. Learn that your pain can change and gain tools to reduce the impact of pain in your daily life.
Multi-week course

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Register for the 2019 Oregon Pain Summit (January 26th & 27th)

December 5, 2018
Source: PainWise, Mid-Valley Pain Alliance, and the Oregon Physical Therapy Association
The Oregon Pain Summit is intended to provide attendees with up-to-date, and clinically useful, pain science. During the Summit attendees will learn how all pain is constructed, how pain functions, and the impact of other health domains on pain.

Oregon surgeon finds opioids mostly unnecessary for thyroid surgeries

November 13, 2018
Source: The Oregonian/OregonLive
An endocrine surgeon at OHSU Hospital found that she could reduce opioid prescriptions by changing the way pain is treated.

Signing Opioid Law, Trump Pledges To End 'Scourge' Of Drug Addiction

October 24, 2018
Source: National Public Radio (NPR)
With the nation reeling from an epidemic of drug overdose deaths, President Trump signed legislation Wednesday that is aimed at helping people overcome addiction and preventing addictions before they start.

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About PainWise

PainWise is a public resource created by a joint task force with healthcare partners throughout the Oregon counties of Benton, Lincoln, and Linn. We bring knowledge and resources to help patients, healthcare providers, and communities understand pain so they can treat it safely and effectively.