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

Specializing in Non-Surgical Treatment of Chronic Pain

Welcome to Pain Management Partners!

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

Lee Porter, NP, CNS

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. 

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.

Free Living Well Workshops Open To All

Learn how to live a better life with Stanford University's Living Well with Chronic Pain, Living Well with Chronic Conditions and Living Well with Diabetes workshops.

During these six-week workshops, learn how to:

•control pain and improve activity

•manage stress and relax

•fight fatigue and frustration

•eat better and exercise safely

•control pain and improve activity

•sleep better

•how to talk to your doctor

•solve problems and get support

These issues among many others relating to chronic pain, chronic conditions and diabetes are addressed in each workshop scheduled throughout the year in Lane County. To register for workshops, call 541-682-4103.

The Living Well workshops are administered through Senior and Disabled Services, a Division of Lane Council of Governments. Workshops are held at various locations with varying start dates and times to help accommodate participants.

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Feature Article: New Federal Guidelines For Opiod Prescribing: Does This Affect You?

There is quite a bit in the news lately about changes to Federal guidelines for opiate prescribing. Just as new information can lead to new medications and new therapies, it can lead to a change in the therapies and medications we already have. In this case it has led the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to make several recommendations for chronic pain treatment and opioid use.

Perhaps the most reported part of those recommendations James R. Morris, M.D.is that for chronic pain, opiate prescriptions should be written for a Morphine equivalent of 50mg per day or less. If you take opiates, at your next appointment you are welcome to ask how your prescriptions compare to CDC recommendations. If your medication needs to be adjusted you and your practitioner can make a plan for how best to do this.

The CDC has also strengthened its recommendation to avoid taking opiates and Benzodiazepines on the same day. When it’s unavoidable, close monitoring should be used. There are many benzodiazepines, such as temazepam (Restoril), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), alprazolam (Xanax) and others.

Most of the CDC recommendations are already things you likely do regularly, such as regular urine testing, education and discussion, setting goals for pain treatment and improved function, using non opiate medications, exercise and counseling.

We look forward to seeing you are your next appointment! If you would like to read more here are some links:

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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.

View trigger point exercises for:
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
Fax: 541-687-8631

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