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do muscle relaxers help with pain

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Ok to take occasional pain , but if it repeats regularly you need investigation , of your knee joint for any ligamental or meniscus injury of joint ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not likely: If you take the medication as directed by your physician then you likely be ok.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Perhaps habituating: Most muscle relaxant medications have little addiction or habituation risk. However, Soma (carisoprodol) or carisoprodal does metabolize to "miltown" ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
hmmm...: Depends on what you mean by "muscle relaxers" (there are many different kinds) and what you mean by "high". All meds have the potential to be disa ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Muscle relaxers: Most muscle relaxers produce a sedative type of fact. I suppose you could interpret this as getting high.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
They might when you: Take them for the right conditions...
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
39 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle relaxer, high: It should not be high, it might be semi-sedated feeling induced by muscle relaxer.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: There really aren't any over the counter muscle relaxers. A good way to naturally relax your muscles would be the application of moist heat, a warm b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Perhaps: Most muscle relaxers have anti-cholinergic side effects, and this can result to memory issues in the elderly, people with alzheimer's disease, and eve ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
28 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Muscle relaxers depress or calm the nervous system. Some can be habit forming, too. Take only as directed under your doctor's advice.

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