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.Our Services >
The next 4-week series of Yoga Nidra led by Katie Fabian runs Thursdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 16, from 5:45-7 p.m. in the Community Room at Willamette Medical Center, 2401 River Rd. Patients, caregivers, family members, providers and the general public are welcome. The cost is $45 for all session, but you may attend a single session. Practicing Yoga Nidra can help retrain your brain. Here's how:
Neuro = the brain; Plasticity = plastic or flexible
Neuroplasticity: The brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life.
Up until only recently, the medical community believed the brain grew and changed only until the age of 18. Then it was a fixed structure and it was all down hill from there.
Now it is believed that the brain is flexible and capable of change given the stimulus to do so.
The brain needs change. For example, clasp your hands together; notice which thumb is on top. This is your normal pattern. Now clasp your hands with the other thumb on top. How does it feel? Maybe a little strange? This is a new pattern. One the brain isn’t used to. You can do the same with crossing your legs. Which one do you prefer on top? Try the other way. See how it feels. If you were to just clasp your hands and cross your legs differently for the next two weeks you will change your brain.
In Yoga Nidra, the practitioner is asked to make a Sankalpa or Intention. This is a short positive statement made in the present tense. For example, one might say “I am vibrantly healthy.” This is a tool the practitioner uses to effectively re-wire their own brain. It is a powerful way to change habits, and old thinking patterns or beliefs. The first step is to observe yourself. Notice your habits and patterns. Then notice a behavior, belief or sensation that no longer serves your desired state of being. Choose wisely. Then think about what you would like to happen in it’s place. If, for example, you are in a state of chronic pain, you might choose to say to yourself, “I go through my day with ease.” As you can see, the statement doesn’t necessarily have to be true at that time, but it must be made in the present tense for the mind to make that change take place. After consistent daily repetitions, the mind has the ability to re-structure the physical brain and help make those changes take place.
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 – 3 p.m.)
2018 Shared Medical Visit Schedule
(Third Thursday of each month. Two sessions: 1-2:45 p.m. and 3-4:45 p.m.)
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.
Pain Management Partners welcomes Dr. M. Joshua Haber to its practice. Dr. Haber was previously with Pain Consultants of Oregon for eight years before the clinic closure in January.
Along with sports medicine and chronic pain, Dr. Haber specializes in Regenerative Therapy, Prolotherapy and Interventional Rehabilitation Orthopedic Medicine. Click on these articles to learn more:
Click on the Resource Links page for more articles on these therapies.
While completing his B.A. in Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Dr. Haber became fascinated by the science of the human body after volunteering at the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in San Francisco. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio and completed residency training in Family Medicine through Oregon Health and Science University and advanced fellowship training in Sports Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His work in sports medicine led him to focus on helping people in pain regain their ability to be active, and he completed additional fellowship training in interventional pain medicine at Integrated Pain Management in California. When he’s not working with patients, Dr. Haber enjoys gardening and bicycling, and along with his wife and son, touring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
If you are a previous patient of Dr. Haber and would like to schedule an appointment, please provide your medical records from Pain Consultants of Oregon by accessing this PeaceHealth medical records site: PeaceHealth Health Information Management.
By James R. Morris
Q: Can I use medical marijuana in addition to prescribed pain medications?
A: Under most circumstances, this is not recommended. At the very least, impairment is likely — one must not drive, operate machinery, or engage in dangerous activities (such as parenting!) while impaired. Interactions with other medications can occur. Accidental overdose, respiratory depression, coma and death are more common when narcotic pain medicines are combined with other substances like marijuana. And the legalities of marijuana use complicate prescription of controlled substances by your doctor. Be sure you disclose your marijuana use to your doctor before taking any prescribed pain medicines.
By M. Joshua Haber, M.D.
Q: What are two types of Prolotherapy to help reduce pain?
A: Both Musculoskeletal and Neural Prolotherapy treatments promote healing and result in pain relief and functional restoration, but each uses different concentrations of pharmaceutical dextrose as well as different techniques for injections. Musculoskeletal Prolotherapy is the injection of dextrose solution (12-20%) at the attachment of injured tendon, joint capsule or ligament to bone, to induce the body's natural healing process to strengthen soft tissue connections to facilitate improved function and reduced pain. Neural Prolotherapy uses dextrose (5%) injected just below the skin to promote healing of injured nerves.
Thursday and Friday afternoons, Pain Management Partners providers patients with trigger point injections. The quick, 15-minute injection appointment includes all types of injections. Nurse practitioners Carolyn Buel and Karla Austin provide patients with a convenient and effective way to provide pain management. Schedule your appointment by calling our office at 541-344-8469.
Read the personal experience of Karla Austin's patient: Kim's Story
Willamette Medical Center
2401 River Rd, Suite 101
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