Suboxone and Pain Management: Chronic Back Pain Relief

by coachz on November 12, 2009

Suboxone is One of the Newest Chronic Neck Pain, Back Pain, and Sciatic Nerve Pain Management and Addiction Treatment Wonder Drugs to Emerge in the Last Two or Three Years!

Chronic pain generally, and neck pain, back pain, and sciatica specifically, have been historically difficult to manage. Relief from chronic and/or acute pain with the use of narcotics is coming under increasing scrutiny as addiction becomes common and the efficacy of narcotics as a pain relief strategy is hotly debated.

The fact is, narcotics are not recommended as a neck pain, back pain, and sciatica relief strategy. In ever increasing numbers, pain management clinics are coming under fire for prescribing massive amounts of narcotics with little or no demonstrable reduction in the level of pain for their clients. Many pain management clinics have been closed down, either by litigation, the threat of litigation, or by state and federal government agencies. Still others have been forced to rethink and reshape their approach to pain management in order to survive.

Many pain management patients have become addicted to narcotics and have had to undergo difficult and protracted drug rehabilitation therapy once, twice, even three and four times, just to get “clean.” Pain management clinics have been sued by their former patients and many pain clinics refuse to take on new patients already taking narcotics for fear of taking on yet another problem patient.

Neck pain, back pain, and sciatica patients stuck in this trap, with very few options available to them, are often left on their own with nowhere to turn and no physician willing to help them. If additional surgery is required, many surgeons refuse to take on this sort of patient due to the high risk nature of the relationship.

The video below discusses the new drug Suboxone, one that may offer new hope to tens of thousands of pain management patients currently without hope and without a future. Suboxone has been nothing short of a miracle drug for many, contributing to neck pain, back pain, and sciatica relief, while at the same time allowing an individual to come off of the heavy narcotics in favor of a “kinder gentler” pain management strategy.

While still technically an opiod, Suboxone has features that make it appropriate for not only pain management, still being debated in the medical community, and as an addiction treatment, one for which the FDA regulations were considerably loosened in late 2006. Now, a generic Suboxone is available, making it more affordable for everyone. The loosening of regulations means more doctors can prescribe the drug which means many more will have access to it, thus offering hope to many people stuck in the limbo of pain management, still in pain but wishing to “come clean.”

This is a very anecdotal, unscientific post and before considering any kind of medical treatment, you must, of course, consult your physician!

However, compared to the alternatives: narcotics, addiction and all; methadone, with its own form of addiction and consequences; and, neck pain, back pain, and sciatica, which we have covered extensively; there can be little doubt that Suboxone at least offers a way up and out.

Given the proper management by your medical practitioner, Suboxone may reduce your neck pain, back pain, and sciatica long enough for your exercise program to begin demonstrating results, while at the same time reducing your dependence on narcotics, both physically and psychologically, and restoring control of your life to the one it belongs to…you!

Best wishes for a pain free life!

John

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PS, For neck pain, back pain, and sciatica relief without narcotics and without invasive procedures!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Chiropractor Plano March 19, 2010 at 12:49 am

In addition to medication, I would also suggest that you consider a visit to a local chiropractor. They can offer you pain relief using specific chiropractic techniques that involve hands-on manipulation of the body and thus helping the body to heal itself. You will be surprised what a chiropractor can do for you

LumbarPain December 17, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Hi John, thanks for your comment on Suboxone. I\’ve been suffering from chronic back pain for years now. I had a 2 level fusion a few years back and more recently a branch block (nerve burn). I\’ve been on norco for several years now and take one every 6 hours for pain (total 4 every 24 hours). I\’m getting close to that limit with the acetaminophen in the norco. The Suboxone has been discussed with my pain management Dr and I\’m probobly going to go that route in the next several weeks or so. I will post a comment with my results.

ChemicalRefugee June 29, 2013 at 7:56 am

I am in serious pain. I have nerve damage, a belly full of adhesion, a porcelain gallbladder that is inoperable and chronic myofasial pain syndrome (and a few other serious pain problems…nerve pain, bone pain, etc).

My wife is in such bad shape that I look healthy. She has a long list of diagnoses and most of them cause serious pain. The last half dozen diagnoses that were made, I SPOTTED and told the docs about – they missed them totally – they looked and agreed with me.

BUT – we are constantly treated like drug addicts for not wanting to die. Even though we regularly decline offers of more medication- offers we get nearly every time we go to see a specialist – and EVERY single time that we are forced to go and see yet another pain specialists (or lose everything and die of starvation – literally) we get that offer adn we decline again.

… unless of course INSTEAD we are being threatened with a total loss of all medication, and told to take nothing for pain that had my wife down to 40GK at 5’9″; and in my case had me drop from 220 pounds of solid muscle to 165 pounds from muscle wasting – in under 3 months.

So we are told instead to do aerobic exercise – even though every person who knows ANY of our conditions knows that for the last 30 years, aerobic exercise has been a nono for several of the things that we have – you WALK and you do YOGA and CHI KUNG – you do not jog. ANY aerobic exercise always causes a massive hopoxial cascade, and a huge pain spike that can last for 6 months or longer. I know several people who had their pain docs put then into permanent wheelchairs from the insane insistence they do aerobic exercises in their pain clinic every week.

and then there are all the pain specialists who have gone over into the land of “pretend” (the near total failure of “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” in treating serious chronic pain) . This is what a doctor does when they are too frightened to use real medicine.

Despite logic and statistics to the contrary they seem to insist that if we just ponder our navels, that all of our very REAL structural damage and REAL biochemical problems with unreal high levels of substance-P, NOOH cascade, and peroxinitrate problems, with low dopamine (which turns up pain perception in the body) and with genetic disorders in my wife – all of this will just “go away” (or they hope perhaps WE will go away).

…but we will be fine if we think happy thoughts.

Now attitude DOES make a difference, but it has real limits. Try it on an acute appendicitis, or a myocardial infarction sometime and see how good CBT is on real problems. It isn’t. It nearly always fails. It is a way of saying “no I will not help you – please go away now”

And they do all this without any research at all. We know far more than they do. They also never ever treat any underlying problem. They never read any medical publications on what is wrong with us…and somehow “happy thoughts” will make it all go away…when the fairies from HAPPY LAND stop by and fly up our noses it will (C.B.T. failed in 99 out of 100 patients in the last study I read).

No surprise. These people are still trying to prescribe Gabapentinoff-label for pain, and that is PROVEN not to work at all. It is not a pain medication it is for seizures. A fact proven in court in a huge case brought by Group Health California. But don’t let science stop you from mistreating your patients.

Meanwhile over the last 3 years my wife has reduced her medication use by 37.5% – ALL because we learned things on our own that our docs are too lazy to learn. Things that *DO* work.

No doctor ever bothers to figure out anything about YOUR physical problems even if you hand them the abstracts. They do no actual science at all. They either say “yes medication” or “no medication” and go on in ignorance of your health issues.

I will believe that they are doing their job when they have microscopes in the practices again and know more about the science of pain than we do, or even just more about our conditions than we do. Instead most of them are at least 15 years behind the science…most of them are way more behind than that.

We are now on natural COX2 inhibitors (and other similar things). They work. Most of them also actually HEAL problems instead of poisoning us. I had to teach myself acupuncture. Why are people who are in pain forced to be their own doctors? I thought that is what we paid YOU people to do.

coachz July 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm

First and foremost, I am not a medical doctor. Additionally, I had to become my own doctor…or at least my own advocate and an informed patient. Attitude plays a part but you’re right…there are limits to anyone’s endurance!

It sounds like you are about where I was when I started to get pissed off. When I got PO’d enough, I started fighting back. When I started fighting back, I started getting stronger. As I began to grow stronger, I found I needed the doctors less and began to rely upon myself even more. Ultimately, I am certain I am only alive today because I did get PO’d!

There are times when, not unlike the crazed announcer in the movie Network, you have to say:

“I’m mad as h#ll and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

Then, and only then, will you have a shot at life. I wish you all the best and every good thing along the way to your own recovery!

BTW: Recovery is Spiritual (not necessarily religious), Mental, and Physical…probably in that order.

Check out the 5 things articles and good luck! Please let me know how you do…okay?

John

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