Buprenorphine/Suboxone For Chronic Pain Specialist


Joseph Cabaret, MD

Interventional Pain Specialist & Addiction Medicine Specialist located in Camarillo, CA

Are you looking for safer and more effective ways to manage your chronic pain? Joseph A. Cabaret, MD in Camarillo, California is a board-certified pain and addiction medicine specialist who has been treating people with pain for over 26 years. If you’re looking for safer and more effective ways to manage your pain, including opioid-tapering solutions, call Dr. Cabaret today or schedule an appointment online to learn about safer pain management solutions like buprenorphine.

Buprenorphine/Suboxone for Chronic Pain Q & A

What is buprenorphine?

Buprenorphine is a type of opioid medication found in the prescription medication Suboxone® or can be prescribed alone. It’s a partial opioid agonist and is less problematic than other opioids because it usually produces:

  • Fewer mood swings, feelings of euphoria, or emotional interference
  • Better withdrawal avoidance
  • Less tolerance
  • Better long-term pain relief
  • Less risk of fatal overdose

Buprenorphine is also safe to use in patients with a history of opioid tolerance, dependence, or addiction.

What is buprenorphine used for?

Buprenorphine is typically used for opioid addiction but is also more commonly used for chronic pain management.

When properly administered, buprenorphine is 25 times more effective at relieving pain. Additionally, it can be used safely for long periods of time without the risks of tolerance and dependence associated with opioid use.

Patients who have switched to buprenorphine from other opioid medications often see amazing results, reduced pain, and improved quality of life.

Dr. Cabaret is a board-certified pain management expert and addiction medicine specialist who uses buprenorphine to more safely and effectively manage chronic pain. When taken correctly, you can expect buprenorphine to:

  • Reduce chronic pain symptoms
  • Decrease cravings for opioids
  • Reduce withdrawal symptoms

Buprenorphine is just one aspect of your pain management program.

What can I expect during treatment with buprenorphine?

Dr. Cabaret’s expertise in addiction medicine makes him an especially skilled pain management specialist. He carefully assesses each of his patients for dependency risks both before and during treatment when using medications, such as buprenorphine, that have the possibility of becoming habit-forming.

During treatment with buprenorphine, you’ll receive supportive care in a nurturing environment that helps you safely take control of your pain so that you can return to the rewarding life you love as quickly as possible.

Dr. Cabaret recognizes that the key to effectively caring for his patients is by taking a whole-person approach. So, besides physical pain treatment, you also receive whole-body care. That might include therapeutic strategies like lifestyle modifications, acupuncture, biofeedback, or other therapies to help you reach optimal wellness.

Dr. Cabaret works closely with you to determine the most effective course of action to manage your chronic pain safely, and buprenorphine is just a part of your individualized plan. Call or schedule your appointment online today.

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