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Knowledge and resources to manage pain safely

Working together to end the opioid epidemic in Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties. Learn more »

PainWise Infographic: The Opioid Epidemic

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Upcoming Classes & Events

Upcoming Classes & Events

ACT Beyond Pain Program, Lebanon

October 26, 2017 2:00PM Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
Using modern pain science and evidence-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, students learn how to retrain their brains and develop tools with which to change their respective pain experiences. Includes gentle chair yoga. Classes are 10 weeks long and located in Albany, Lebanon, and Corvallis.
Multi-week course

Movement, Mindfulness, and Pain Science (MMAPS) Phase 2

October 31, 2017 1:00PM
A patient-centered class series with a focus on personalized function and individual quality of life.
Multi-week course

Movement, Mindfulness, and Pain Science (MMAPS) Phase 1

October 31, 2017 3:30PM Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
A patient-centered class series with a focus on personalized function and individual quality of life.
Multi-week course

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Class announcement: PainWise First Steps, Lincoln City

October 9, 2017
The dates and location for this course have not yet been determined. Please call (541) 768-6811 or email SHSHealthEd@samhealth.org for more information, and to sign up in advance. This free, six-week course will provide participants with effective tools to help manage chronic pain. Each session will incorporate behavioral health and gentle movement components with instruction by a trained behaviorist and a physical therapist.

Walden expands investigation of alleged opioid pill dumping

October 9, 2017
Source: KTVZ
Continuing his efforts to combat the opioid crisis in Oregon and across the country, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has expanded an investigation into alleged prescription pill dumping by a major drug company.

Absolutes in Chronic Pain Treatment Can Backfire

October 9, 2017
Source: National Pain Report
"At the end of the day, patients need better access to skilled providers and treatments such as physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy for pain, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and chronic pain self-management...We aim test the ability of behavioral treatments to facilitate pain and opioid reduction. Nobody wants to take opioids, patients just want less pain."

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About PainWise

PainWise is a public resource created by a joint task force with health care partners located throughout Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties in Oregon. Our goal is to end the opioid epidemic in our communities through education and resources on pain and pain management.