Patients & Caregivers

Managing Your Pain: Which Approach is Right for You?

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This patient guide from SAMHSA describes non-pharmacological treatments for pain including acupuncture, chiropractic, cognitive behavioral therapy, massage therapy, medication and relaxation, physical therapy, and yoga.

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Payers & Providers

Rethinking Pain: A Picture Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Source: Providence Health & Services

This resource serves as a visual presentation for use with patients when talking about pain, this resource shows that pain is not necessarily connected to physical injury or disease.

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Patients & Caregivers

Rethinking Pain: Understanding Pain

Source: Providence Health & Services

This resource serves as a patient education guide on understanding the science of pain and steps patients can take to reduce their body’s pain response.

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Payers & Providers

Rethinking Pain: Understanding Your Pain Story

Source: Providence Health & Services

A guide to assist providers in speaking to their patients about chronic pain and developing a pain management strategy in partnership with the patient.

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Policymakers & Community Leaders

Oregon Pain Management Commission: Report to the Legislature

Source: Oregon Pain Management Commission

This 2017 report to the Oregon legislature reviews curricula used to teach health care providers about pain and pain management in Oregon and reviews the state efforts to address the opioid crisis and improve the treatment of pain in Oregon.

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Payers & Providers

Connecting With Your Patient About Pain

Source: Oregon Pain Management Commission

This report provides guidance to health care providers on how to talk to patients about pain.

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Patients & Caregivers

Tips for Decreasing Your Medication

Source: Oregon Health Authority

This patient education guide offers advice to patients considering tapering their opioid pain medication.

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Patients & Caregivers

Tips for Getting Back to Physical Activity

Source: Oregon Health Authority

This resource is a patient education guide for how to return to physical activity after injury or chronic pain with guidance about how physical activity can help patients manage their pain.

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Patients & Caregivers

Alternative Pain Management Therapies – Minnesota Medicaid Benefit Coverage

Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services

This 2019 patient/provider decision tool lists alternative pain management therapies that may be considered as an alternative to opioids and whether or not listed treatments are covered by Minnesota Medicaid health plans.

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