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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.

Painwise infographic

AACT Beyond Pain

In this video, program creator and facilitator Lianne Dyche talks about AACT 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.

We can.

Understand pain and treat it safely.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Upcoming Classes & Events

Resiliency Yoga Class

April 24, 2019 4:00PM Live Well Studio
Live Well Studio is offering a beginner friendly class called “Resiliency Yoga” and is designed for people working with persistent pain in their lives.
Weekly class

Drug Take Back Event

April 27, 2019 10:00AM Bi-Mart
If used improperly, many medications can be dangerous. Keep them away from children and teens and out of our water system. Bring them to this FREE event for safe disposal!
Take-back

Pain Solutions: First Steps workshop, Lebanon

May 1, 2019 1:00PM Samaritan Lebanon Community 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

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Women's Pain Is Different From Men's—the Drugs Could Be Too

March 29, 2019
Source: Wired
A study in the journal Brain reveals differences in the sensory nerves that enter the spinal cords of men and women with neuropathic pain, which is persistent shooting or burning pain. The first such study in humans, it provides the most compelling evidence yet that we need different drugs for men and women.

State hits pause button on chronic pain proposal

March 15, 2019
Source: The Bend Bulletin
Oregon health officials have delayed consideration of a controversial change under the Oregon Health Plan that could have forced many patients with chronic pain off opioids.

Why It Hurts to Lose Sleep

January 28, 2019
Source: The New York Times
Sleep deprivation can make your physical aches more painful. A new study begins to explain how that happens.

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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.