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Opioid Treatment Without Addiction?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

It is well settled that such opioids as morphine can be very effective in the treatment of chronic pain. The trouble comes with another prominent feature of this class of drugs: the likelihood of addiction.  This has led to a long search for an opioid that does not addict those persons taking it. One such drug may be Buprenorphine. This is an opioid, but it is also a partial opiate agonist. This means that Buprenorphine can stimulate the opiate receptors without providing actual opiates.  It is a chemical slight of hand for the nervous system.  If this works, it would eliminate, or at least reduce, the risk of addiction. This would mean that a patient could stay on opioids for as long as necessary without his or her body developing all the negative affects of addiction.  Buprenorphine is still undergoing testing.  The most recent results look good. It might be a long time before this class of drug is available.  The FDA could make never allow it to be sold for this reason. But bear in mind that doctors can prescribe medications for uses other than what the FDA has approved the medications for.  You might want to ask your doctor about this.
Back Pain And Buprenorphine

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John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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