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Knowledge and resources to manage pain safely

Working together to better understand pain in Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties. Learn more »

PainWise Infographic: The Opioid Epidemic

Print and share this infographic to help understand the opioid epidemic, and what it means to manage pain safely.

Painwise infographic

Video: Freedom from Opioids

Dr. Brent Godek (family physician), and Christien Boyer (former pain patient) talk about the dangers of using opioid medications. Christien shares her personal story of how her life changed when she became addicted to morphine, and her path to freedom.

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Manage pain safely in our community.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Upcoming Classes & Events

Movement, Mindfulness, and Pain Science (MMAPS) Pain Program

July 24, 2018 1:00PM Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital - Rehabilitation Services
Multi-week course

Movement, Mindfulness, and Pain Science (MMAPS) Pain Program

July 24, 2018 3:30PM Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital - Rehabilitation Services
Multi-week course

PainWise First Steps class, Newport

September 6, 2018 1:15PM Center for Health Education
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.
Multi-week course

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Telehealth-delivered behavioral therapy, supportive care beneficial for low back pain

June 28, 2018
Source: Clinical Pain Advisor
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and supportive care psychotherapy, both delivered by nurses over the telephone, may offer comparable benefits for the management of chronic back pain, according to a randomized study published in the Journal of Pain.

Should Chronic Pain be Redefined?

June 28, 2018
Source: Practical Pain Management
PAIN Reports - a scholarly journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) - published a paper suggesting a revised definition of pain.

FDA approves the first non-opioid treatment for management of opioid withdrawal symptoms in adults

May 23, 2018
Source: PR Newswire
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Lucemyra (lofexidine hydrochloride) for the mitigation of withdrawal symptoms to facilitate abrupt discontinuation of opioids in adults.

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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.