After doing 50 Sublocade injections in 3 months, I felt there had to be a better way to reduce the pain. So I started doing Sublocade injections under local anesthesia. This made the injection painless!!
Pain is the most common reason why patients stop. They report a pain scale from 7 to 9/10 that lasts for 5 to 15 minutes. The pain comes from two different sources. One, the large needle that delivers the buprenorphine into the fat. Two, the gel reaction that forms a solid implant.
Here’s How It’s Done
1. A field block is created by injecting lidocaine across the nerves in the area where Sublocade will be injected.
2. Sublocade is injected in the numb area for a painless experience!