When people are undergoing chronic pain management they want help stopping or relieving their pain symptoms. What they may not realize is that some pain medications can actually cause or increase the pain that they are using the medication to manage—this is called hyperalgesia or pain re-bound. That is why it is crucial for people undergoing chronic pain management to educate themselves and learn as much as possible about their chronic pain condition as well as the most effective treatment options.
Buprenorphine is one medication being used very effectively by some pain management physicians for people living with chronic pain that is less likely to cause this re-bound effect. However, it is important to remember that medication is only one modality for effective chronic pain management. It is also crucial to develop non-medication based treatment interventions as well as learning to address the psychological/emotional components of chronic pain. A multidisciplinary team approach always gives the best treatment outcomes.
For someone with chronic pain who has developed an addictive disorder Suboxone (Buprenorphine combined with Naloxone) may be the best transitional intervention possible along with concurrent addiction treatment modalities. In addition, it is important to help people differentiate between the physiological and psychological/emotional components of their pain. Once that is done then cognitive behavioral approaches can help people manage the psychological components more effectively.
To learn more about Suboxone please check out my newest article Revisiting Suboxone: Maintenance versus Total Detoxification that you can download for free on our Article page.
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