Suboxone Treatment in Torrance, Southbay & Westside, CA
Immediate and Long-lasting Relief for Chronic Conditions with Suboxone Treatment
Suboxone is a contemporary medication management used for office-based treatment of opioid addiction and for chronic pain. There are some patients who suffer from drug addiction who also suffer from chronic pain. At Pacific Pain & Wellness Group, Suboxone is used for Pain Management and for the office-based treatment of opioid addiction. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication, while naloxone is a narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other narcotic medicines.
Addiction to prescription painkillers or heroin is a chronic, or long-term, medical condition. Because of the ways it affects the brain, opioid dependence is not something many people can overcome on their own. Suboxone Treatment, along with behavioral or psychiatric therapy, have helped numerous opioid-dependent patients of Pacific Pain & Wellness recover and regain control over their condition.
Suboxone is an approved medication for opioid addiction and Pain Management. It is administered in its sublingual forms, either tablet or film. Because the analgesic effect of a dose of Suboxone only last for six hours, use of Suboxone for mild to moderate chronic pain is done by increasing the patient’s total dose or dividing the same dose into multiple smaller doses to be taken throughout the day. For moderate to severe pain, Suboxone is not usually enough and your pain specialists at Pacific Pain & Wellness Group may have to combine it with or switch you to a stronger opioid temporarily until the condition is resolved.
When a patient with a history of opioid addiction needs Suboxone for pain, it increases the risk of a relapse because of Suboxone’s potential for abuse. However, leaving chronic pain untreated is not an acceptable option. Because chronic pain and addiction is a delicate combination of medical problems, patients must seek treatment from pain specialists to avoid relapse. At Pacific Pain & Wellness Group, we follow strict guidelines to reduce the risk of relapse, such as close monitoring and prescribing smaller amounts to determine optimum dose and seeing the patient more often.
Right Candidate for Suboxone Treatment
After an evaluation, your Torrance pain specialist can discuss with you the advantages and disadvantages of Suboxone Treatment and assess if it is appropriate treatment for you. Drug counseling and/or psychotherapy has been shown to significantly increase the success rate of Suboxone Treatment program. Some of the things we require from our patients are:
- Adherence to Suboxone Treatment program
- Ability to follow through with the Torrance pain specialist recommended schedule of visits
- Willingness to enter and commit to treatment for opioid addiction
- Ability to follow through with the recommended schedule of visits
- Quit alcohol use while on Suboxone Treatment
Benefits of Suboxone Treatment
- Alleviates withdrawal symptoms
- The elimination (or reduction) of opioid craving
- Inhibition) of the effect of most other opioid drugs if taken simultaneously
- Decrease in the incidence of co-morbid infectious disease (HIV, hepatitis, syphilis)
- Decrease in harmful behaviors associated with drug addiction (violence and theft)
Schedule a Consultation
Addiction takes time to develop, and also takes time to overcome. At Pacific Pain & Wellness, we can help relieve your chronic pain and overcome your addiction with our integrated and individualized treatment program. If you or your family member lives in Los Angeles, Torrance, Southbay and Westside, and would like more information about Suboxone Treatment, contact us today.
Call (424) 625-6600 for an Appointment