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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Patients of Pain Consultants Information

Dear Patients of Pain Consultants:

Pain Management Partners, LLC, is now accepting some patients of Pain Consultants of Oregon. To find out if you qualify, please call our clinic at 541-344-8469. Our phone lines may be busy, but try again until you reach us. 

Here are some things you can do right now:

1. Request a copy of your records from Pain Consultants of Oregon. Complete this authorization form : (click here) release-of-information_2016.pdf. You must complete this form in order to release your medical records to our clinic and have them sent to us. We will need one year of medical records from all clinics, including labs, x-rays and urine drug tests.

2. Pain Management Partners will help in accommodating patients who contact us. When you call, please provide your name, birth date, phone number and insurance. We do not accept United Health Care. We do not see patients with SAIF's MCO Majoris. You must also fill out a PMP request of information form: (click here) PMP-request-of-information.pdf. Please drop this form off at our office at Willamette Medical Center, 2401 River Road, Eugene, Monday-Thursday between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Our phone number is 541-344-8469.

 3. Pain Management Partners is a non-surgical clinic and we do not provide pain pump replacement or epidural steroid injections.

4. If you need to have prescriptions filled, contact your primary care physician immediately to inform them of your prescription needs.

5. To help you through the transition of finding a new pain management provider, we recommend patients take a free six-week chronic pain workshop called Living Well with Chronic Pain. The workshop teaches self-care techniques that are invaluable in managing pain. Call 541-682-4103 to sign up. Everyone is welcome, including caregivers and family. Workshops are held at various days and times throughout the year. 

Shared Medical Visits Open for 2017

At Pain Management Partners, Shared Medical Visits (SMV) are a unique opportunity to engage in a follow-up appointment with your medical provider in a small group setting that will allow you to acquire additional skills important to your pain management. During this 2.5-hour visit with your medical provider, you will engage with others who share a path towards wellness and pain management, increase your quality of life, and explore alternatives for pain control. Please sign up for at least two Shared Medical Visits of your choice over the next year. Review the schedule below to see which topics are of interest to you. Presently, these SMVs are scheduled every third Thursday of the month. For information, call 541-344-8469 to find out more and to schedule.

2017 Shared Medical Visit Schedule

(Third Thursday of each month from 1:15 – 4 p.m.)

  • March 16 Featuring Physical Therapy: Self Care with Leigh Ann Turner, LPTA
  • April 20 Featuring Flair up Plans: Dr. Jim Morris
  • May 18 Featuring Hypnotherapy: Peggy White, CHT, QHT
  • June 15 Featuring Yoga Nidra: Katie Fabian
  • July 20 Featuring Neuroplastity: Dr. Jim Morris
  • August 17 Featuring Nutrition/Inflamation: Karla Austin, NP
  • September 21 Featuring Physical Therapy: Self Care with Leigh Ann Turner, LPTA
  • October 12 Featuring Sleep Hygiene: Carolyn Buel, NP
  • November 16 Featuring What is pain? Or Pain 101: Dr. Jim Morris
  • December 21 Featuring Chiropractor: Anthony Cutting, DC

PMP Statement of Philosophy 

Pain Management Partners, LLC, strives to provide excellent medical care in a friendly and supportive environment. Our goal is to achieve maximal improvement in medical, emotional and spiritual health for our patients. Our practice addresses symptoms of chronic conditions using an integrated, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary care model. The basis of this model is the individual patient.

Studies show that passive treatment models rarely succeed when active effort is not applied. Patients must be actively involved in their own care, if not more so than their healthcare providers. Success is not measured solely by symptom improvement. Treatment success depends heavily on objective functional gains including quality-of-life measures.

Patient effort, as measured by participation and responsible choice, is the key to achieving self-management skills and pain symptom control. We can show the way, but only the patient can provide the motivation and perform the work.

PMP Code of Ethics and Business Practices

Pain Management Partners, LLC, is committed to marketplace ethics and meets the Better Business Bureau's Code of Business Practices. Pain Management Partners, LLC, maintains honest and reliable business practices. We make a pledge to be transparent, be responsive to customers, advertise honestly, honor promises and act with integrity. 

Feature Article: Trigger Point Clinic on Thursdays with Karla Austin, FNP

Every Thursday afternoon, Karla Austin, FNP, will provide patients with trigger point injections every 15 minutes. The quick, follow-up injection appointment is includes all types of injections. This provides patients with a convenient and effective way to provide pain management. Schedule your appointment for any Thursday afternoon by calling our office at 541-344-8469.

 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 so patients 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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Feature Article: PMP Policy on Medical Marijuana

By James R. Morris, M.D.

At Pain Management Partners, we welcome our patients' questions about treatment options for chronic pain, including marijuana (cannabis).

Although regulated (medically and recreationally) in the state of Oregon, marijuana is not legal at the federal level. And, although the state of Oregon licenses health practitioners, the federal government sets national healthcare policy, licenses controlled substance prescribing and controls access to and distribution of approved prescription medications. The contradictory federal-state legal status of medical marijuana laws keeps cannabis in a legal limbo that leaves patients and medical practices vulnerable. These considerations factor into PMP patient risk analysis, affecting treatment decisions. PMP can recommend cannabis as a treatment option only where the clear benefits of this treatment outweigh the risks.

Due to medical risk and legal liability, PMP providers will not approve concurrent use of cannabis for patients on opiate or narcotic medications. PMP providers will, however, consider requests from patients who wish to substitute cannabis for their opiate medication. We actively support the individual’s right to the appropriate treatment option.

Patients who wish to discuss potential risks and benefits of marijuana (cannabis) in their treatment should make an appointment to have their questions addressed.

PMP will provide continued review of the medical and legal status of marijuana for pain management and update this policy as warranted.

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

By James R. Morris, M.D.

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 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 at your next appointment! If you would like to read more here are some links:

CDC Drug Overdose Guidelines. At A Glance.

CDC Drug Overdose Guidelines. Fact Sheet.

Reducing the Risks of Relief. New England Journal of Medicine.

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Willamette Medical Center
2401 River Rd, Suite 101
Eugene OR 97404
Hours: M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm

Main Office: 541-344-8469
Pharmacy Line: 541-393-0061
Scheduling: 541-344-8469
Fax: 541-687-8631

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