Non-Surgical Medical Treatment of Chronic Pain - Pain Management Partners

Specializing in Non-Surgical Treatment of Chronic Pain

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Serving Lane County, we offer multifaceted pain management, quality service and in-depth knowledge. Pain Management Partners, LLC in Eugene, Oregon specializes in non-surgical medical treatment of intractable pain. Our nationally recognized medical practitioners emphasize comprehensive care with a multidisciplinary perspective. We offer thorough evaluation, treatment recommendations, coordination of care, and alternative approaches when usual options fail.

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Lee Porter: New NP, CNS Joins PMP

Pain Management Partners welcomes Lee Porter to its practice. Lee is both an adult nurse practitioner (NP) and clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in psychiatry and mental health with expertise in the care of patients with chronic pain, stress-related medical problems, substance misuse disorders and anxiety, cognitive and attention disorders. He holds national board certifications (ANCC) in both of his specialties. He has more than 25 years of clinical experience in primary care, psychiatry, neurology and mental health.

A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College (BA in social science), he also received a BSN from Johns Hopkins University and a MSN from the George Washington University collaborative nurse practitioner program at George Mason University. He has completed training for post master’s clinical nurse specialist certification in psychiatric and mental health nursing at the University of Virginia, where he completed a post-graduate internship in psycho-pharmacology. He also holds a BCIA certification in general biofeedback and in EEG neurofeedback.

Most recently from 2006-2015, Lee worked as a private clinical care provider at his practice Allied Psycophysiology in Wilmington, N.C., which focused on the care of patients with stress-related medical disorders, chronic pain conditions, brain injury, anxiety spectrum and other disorders. He also consulted in clinical and legal case management, health policy and administration, and provided continuing education and professional mentoring.

Lee was the first dual certified NP and CNS advanced practice nurse in North Carolina, where he was the first nurse practitioner to own and operate an independent private clinical practice. He was also the first APRN to be credentialed by TRICARE and BCBS in mental health in the region. He also expanded procedural codes for biofeedback and NP services through Medicare. His private practice was one of the first in the area to incorporate digital technologies for screening for attention deficit disorders and brain injuries.

Lee’s work experience also includes direct patient care at the National Institutes of Health — Clinical Center and clinical support for research at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — Center for Biologics. His nursing experience spans into acute care, where he provided patient care at a major regional hospital in an in-patient psychiatry unit, and he served as a mental health nurse liaison to a Level One Regional Trauma Center. Lee has extensive experience in community mental health and substance abuse treatment, ranging the spectrum from inpatient, partial hospitalization, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams and crisis treatment, jail-based mental health services and outpatient care.

Lee and his wife, Liz, are moving to Eugene from Wrightsville Beach, N.C., where they lived since 2000. He and his wife of over 30 years have a son who is a recent college graduate.

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Feature Article: Free Workshop Addresses Chronic Pain

Q: After being diagnosed with chronic pain, how do I live my life?

 A: Being diagnosed with chronic pain or a chronic condition can be a life-changing experience. Adjustments need to be made, but you can live life with quality and enjoyment. Learn how to make those adjustments and function at your best — successfully managing your life is key. “Living Well with Chronic Pain” is a free, six-week workshop that will teach you how to navigate this process. This Stanford University workshop is administered locally by Lane Council of Government’s Senior and Disabled Services. Pain Management Partners hosts this summer workshop starting July 18 and running through Aug. 22. Classes are 2.5 hours weekly on Mondays from 2-4:30 p.m., covering an explanation of pain, managing symptoms and medication, working with your health care team, setting weekly goals, problem solving, communication, difficult emotions, eating well and exercising safely. Call 541-682-4103 today to register and find out about other Living Well workshops.

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Feature Article: Trigger Point Stretches

Trigger points are small areas of tightly knotted muscle and connective tissue that cause localized and referred pain. By injecting anesthetic medicine into these points, the muscle can relax sopatients can gently stretch the tissue back to normal length, bringing lasting pain relief.
Trigger points are known to cause or contribute to headaches, neck and jaw pain, low back pain, symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, and many kinds of joint pain, mistakenly ascribed to arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis or ligament injury.
Trigger point injections are an effective treatment modality for inactivating trigger points and providing prompt relief of symptoms from myofascial pain syndrome.

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These exercises can be done several times a day in conjunction with your treatment plan.

Presentation and photos by Erin Mary Gray, Osteopathic Medical Student. 4th Year, Western University of Health Sciences COMP-NW, PMPproject, July 2015.

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Willamette Medical Center
2401 River Rd, Suite 101
Eugene OR 97404
Hours: M-F 9 am to 4 pm

Business Office: 541-431-0631
Pharmacy Line: 541-393-0061
Scheduling: 541-344-8469
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