I have a painful condition call sacrioiliitis and I am in constant pain. I don't take any type of narcotic for it. The pain is getting worse and my legs get so weak, I walk with a slight limp most of the time. My mom sometimes gives me an oxycodone 15mg, maybe once or twice a month. It doesn't help much with the pain. It dulls it a little and I am still not able to function. Now my best friend had a problem with opiates and became addicted. He started the suboxon treatment and is doing very wll with it. I have taken some of his suboxon before and it literally takes all my pain away and my weakness. It incredible. So i was curious can a doctor prescribe suboxon or subutex for people with back problems in pain?
26 May 2010
Yes first you will want to get an mri done which any good doctor will suggest anyway so they can target where the pain is coming from. Once they know whats going on they can treat the problem. Lucky for you the medication you want is easy to get cause all the doctors are pushing this medication on patients to keep them away from the hard core opiates. Did you know though that suboxone has opiates in it just not so much as the other medicines? the only doctors that can give you the suboxone are pain management doctors cause it is a narcotic a regular physician should be able to refer you to pain management but im sure they would like to see your mri first.
19 Aug 2010
I just started subutex Monday, primarily for chronic pain. But the chronic pain had me addicted to opioids. In Pa. any dr. can prescribe suboxone or subutex as long as he took the 8 hr certification course. I got mine from a family practice dr. I thought this was the case nationwide. In fact my pain management dr. could not prescribe it because he wasn't certified. If it helps your pain that well go for it. It's been 3 days for me hasn't done anything but make me sick and tired Good Luck
31 May 2011
Hey SammyL Suboxone really isn't for pain. I really don't understand how it took your pain away I took subox for awile to lower my tolerance to pain meds. And all I did was cry because the pain was excruciating and I have the same diag. as you plus alot of other establised back problems. If subxone helps you go and ask the doctor, him or her may have a different theory than most M.D.s Best Wishes boba54
10 Aug 2013
A physician's prescription writing privileges are determined at the State level. Most states allow all physicians to prescribe all medications at the most basic of levels. To use a specific medication long-term the prescription should be written by the most suitable medical specialty. For instance, anti-depression medication use long-term should be written by a mental health professional.
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