Chronic Pain Video

Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain

Dr. Joe Cabaret discusses buprenorphine as an alternative to opioid therapy for chronic pain. He explains the key differences between buprenorphine and opioids. Dr. Cabaret explains why buprenorphine is safer than opioids and discusses the positive aspects of its mechanism of action. He explains the drug’s preference for the spinal cord and its superiority for long-term use. Dr. Cabaret also discusses misconceptions about buprenorphine, various drug formulations, and its use in cancer therapy and older adults.