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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

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

August 24, 2017 1:00PM Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
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

August 29, 2017 1:00PM Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
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

August 31, 2017 1:00PM 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

August 22, 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.

Sleep-Wake Disorders and Chronic Pain: Reciprocal and Interactive Effects

August 22, 2017
Source: Practical Pain Management
Since sleep and chronic pain often co-exist, each condition should be individually recognized to assure the patient receiving attention to both the medical and mental health conditions.

Why Data About the Opioid Epidemic Is So Unreliable, and How To Fix It.

August 19, 2017
Source: Slate
Headlines about the opioid epidemic come with often staggering reports of the numbers of deaths, of overdoses, and of lives saved by Naloxone. As staggering as those numbers are, though, there are many reasons to believe the numbers we have are unreliable.

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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.