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Does Suboxone help with chronic pain?
I know Suboxone is Buprenophine which is an opiord but with Naloxone to prevent abusing the medication. I am 36 and have Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease diagnosed 10 years ago. 5 years ago I was put on Hydrocodone 10/650mg 2 times a day. Recently i was up to 6 per day and also on 60mg of MS-Contin. I am now going to be getting off my pain medications due to the fact I realized I was abusing them by taking more an more a day just to get rid of my back pain an Also using them for my Migraines as well. I tried Methadone but found out I am severly allergic to it and just other day got started on Suboxone. What I want to know is since there is an Opioid (buprenophine) in the medication does it help with pain?
Would appriciate any info so I know if i have to find a pain clinic since Suboxone is not a permanent solution at the moment.