Evaluation and Consultation

What should you expect with your first visit to the Comprehensive Pain Center?

The evaluation of your chronic pain will take approximately 60 minutes, and will typically include the following:

  • Chronic pain questionnaire: This contains questions regarding your chronic pain history. We will mail this questionnaire to you at the time we schedule your first appointment, or you may fill it out here.  
New patient questionnaire
  • General physical examination: We will focus on the specific areas that you feel pain. This is needed to objectively confirm area(s) affected, confirm current diagnoses or diagnose new areas you may be experiencing pain.
  • Sometimes you may be referred to physical therapy and/or psychology for a multi-provider approach toward managing your chronic pain. Both of these specialties require a separate 60-minute visit for them to evaluate your chronic pain. You may also be referred within OHSU or to your primary care provider for referral to other medical specialists to assist in the diagnosis and management of your chronic pain.