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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Fibro Event 2016 A Big Success

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This year over 150 people attended the 6th annual Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Event held April 28-30 in Eugene. This free event included 10 hours of community health education over three days at three different locations. Pain Management Partners is a leader in community health education on this chronic disease. Sessions included the Thursday Fibro Forum, a two-hour panel of health experts providing information on what fibromyalgia is, the signs, symptoms, causes and methods of treatment. The alternative therapies of music therapy, art therapy, MELT Method chronic pain exercise program and Mindfulness and Meditation were offered at the Friday Open House. Gourmet teas and 15-minute massages were also offered. The event wrapped up on Saturday with two hours of aquatics at Tamarack Pool including physical therapy exercises, Ai Chi and 15-minute watsu treatments.

See the flier and schedule to review this year's sessions and all of the amazing health care providers that donated their time and expertise . Another successful year! Thank you to all who participated and to those who attended!

Thursday, April 28

Opening forum of medical and wellness experts who presented the latest health information on Thursday, April 28, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Northwest Community Credit Union community room, located at 545 E. 8th Ave. (next to the new federal courthouse). The expert panel included:

  • James R. Morris, M.D., of Pain Management Partners, LLC
  • Lee Porter, MSN, NP, CNS, of Pain Management Partners, LLC
  • Teri Strong, Ph.D., Strong Integrated Behavioral Health
  • Stuart Silberman, Psy.D.
  • Susan Quash-Mah, Ph.D., Tamarack Aquatic Center Director
  • Janice VanCamp, Fibromyalgia Support Group Leader
  • Leigh Ann Turner, LPTA, of Axis Physical Therapy & Rehab.

Friday, April 29

An open house was new this year on Friday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Willamette Medical Center, 2401 River Road, in the community room (lower level). Four classes of supporting and alternative pain management therapies were well attended. Tea from Labrang Tea Traders was served and Richard Bailey of GreenWay Massage offered 15-minute neck and shoulder massages during the open house. The schedule included:

  • 9:15-10:45 a.m. — Music Therapy with Danielle Oar, MT-BC
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Art Therapy with Deborah Sadowsky, MA, ATR
  • 1-2:30 p.m. — Anne Cooper with MELT Method, Certified MELT® Method Instructor
  • 2:45-4:15 p.m. — Teri Strong, PhD, with Meditation and Mindfulness

Saturday, April 30   

The water therapy session was held from 3-5 p.m. at Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St., Suite No. 300. Axis Physical Therapy & Rehab started off the session with 20 minutes of water adaptation exercises, followed by 40 minutes of Ai Chi, a slow-movement exercise based on Tai Chi done in shoulder-depth, 92-degree saltwater for exercise and therapeutic benefits. Lena Houston-Davisson, MPT, led the Ai Chi class. During the water movement classes, 15-minute Watsu treatments were also offered.

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Feature Article: Affordable Care Act and chronic pain treatment

Q: How does the Affordable Care Act affect the treatment of pain?

Thousands of individuals, who previously had none, now have health insurance. Some with previous insurance switched companies during open enrollment. Approximately, 1/3 to 1/2 of the newly insured experience chronic, persisting pain. Unexpectedly, their pain treatments may not be covered by health insurance and some pain medications may become unaffordable. What are some of the options? Low cost pain care is available if you know where to look. Start by visiting your primary care doctor and ask for a full review of your care. Generic medications may be available. Referrals for community acupuncture, chiropractic and physical therapy may be offered. Exercise, aquatic and fitness centers, community programs and sliding scale options such as Tamarack Wellness Center Aquatic Program may be just the ticket to affordable pain management. Click below for some low cost options.

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Feature Article: Free Chronic Pain Workshop

Pain Management Partners is proud to announce it's location as an anchor site for the Living Well with Chronic Pain Workshop. Living Well Workshops will be held four times a year at our home at Willamette Medical Center, 2401 River Road. If you need help dealing with your chronic pain, join us for this free, six-week workshop.

  • July 18 - August 22: Mondays, 2-4:30 p.m., at Willamette Medical Center, 2401 River Road. In the Community Room, lower level.

Workshops will be held quarterly, each season. Living Well offers three different workshops: Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Living Well with Diabetes, and the newest workshop added in 2016, Living Well with Chronic Pain. The workshops provide step-by-step instruction of self-management tools for your health, as well as everyday life, and includes a guidebook. You'll learn skills in brainstorming, problem-solving, action planning, managing medications, dealing with fatigue and depression, working with health professionals and more. To register, call the Living Well program at (541) 682-4103. Class size is limited, so sign up today.

The Living Well workshops are Stanford University-licensed programs administered through the Lane Council of Government's (LCOG) Senior and Disabled Services program.

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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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