Buprenorphine for Pain
Effective, Evidence-Based Treatment for Chronic Pain
Buprenorphine, also called Suboxone, is an FDA-approved medication commonly used in the treatment of addiction. In recent years, it has also been found to be extremely effective for the management of acute and chronic pain. Dr. Howard Kornfeld of Recovery Without Walls has pioneered the use of buprenorphine (Suboxone) for the treatment of chronic pain in the United States.
Advanced Pharmacology for Non-Addictive Pain Relief
Because it is a partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine holds much less addictive potential than other opioid drugs on the market. Suboxone’s unique pharmacology acts on certain areas of the brain – providing potent relief from pain and opioid withdrawal – while behaving as an antagonist on other opioid receptors. This means that people taking this medication do not experience the euphoria associated with heroin and other opioid derivatives.
Buprenorphine is effective for patients with chronic pain or pain complicated by opioid dependence. Studies of patients who transitioned from high-dose opioids to Suboxone have documented improved pain control, improved control of psychiatric symptoms, and a much lower risk of overdose. Patients treated with buprenorphine show improved social functioning, increased retention in treatment, reduced criminal activity, and lower rates of illicit substance use.
Conquer Chronic Pain | Bay Area Pain Specialist
Long-term pain often results in a dependence on addictive substances such as alcohol and opioid pain relievers. At Recovery Without Walls, we have discovered a novel, effective approach to treatment. You don’t have to suffer any longer.
For those who have a co-occurring mental illness or substance use disorder, a multi-pronged program of care is available. Our clinical team offers fully customizable treatment plans which can be tailored to your needs. We provide comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for a wide variety of diagnoses.
To learn more about our unique approach to pain management, please contact us today.