chronic pain

Oregon Backs Off Opioid Cutoff Plan For Chronic Pain Patients, Adding Non-drug Treatments

Guidelines discussed Wednesday would align recommendations for opioid prescribing for back pain and five other chronic pain conditions, adding new treatments like yoga, behavioral therapy and massage.

After an uproar from patients, an Oregon pain advisory committee has abandoned a proposal to taper chronic pain Medicaid patients off opioids altogether.

Seniors In Pain Hop Aboard The Canna-Bus

People over 50, and especially those 65 and older, are the fastest growing group of cannabis users. They find it helpful in easing pain.

Shirley Avedon, 90,­­ had never been a cannabis user. But carpal tunnel syndrome that sends shooting pains into both of her hands and an aversion to conventional steroid and surgical treatments is prompting her to consider some new options.

Trillium’s CCO Developing Ways to Coordinate Chronic Pain Treatment

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Screening patients for chronic pain, improving access to chiropractic care, and coordinating with mental health services are among numerous recommendations

August 19, 2013—Trillium Community Health Plan, the coordinated care organization serving Oregon Health Plan patients in Lane County, is hoping to start a new, integrated approach to treating patients suffering from chronic pain by early next year.

OHSU Mirror Therapy Expert to Provide Free Training in Vietnam

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Pain specialist wins grant to teach therapy for amputees in nation with high prevalence of people who've lost limbs

November 16, 2011 -- Oregon Health & Science University's Beth Darnall, Ph.D., is an international expert on a novel therapy for "phantom limb pain" — real pain suffered by people who have had an arm or leg amputated. Darnall has studied and treats people with "mirror therapy," which lessens or eliminates the pain by tricking the amputee's brain into believing there was no amputation.

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