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What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, flexeril?

What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, flexeril?

See below: I avoid soma as it is essentially a tranquilizer, not a muscle relaxer. Both zanaflex and Flexeril are good medications. There best one is the one that works best for you. Other options (less sedating) are Baclofen and skelaxin. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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I've just had a fetal demise and delivered the baby yesterday, had an epidural and then an epidural to fix a spinal headache. I'm having extricating neck pain now and I'm wondering if it would be ok to take a norco (hydrocodne 5) with flexiril?

I've just had a fetal demise and delivered the baby yesterday, had an epidural and then an epidural to fix a spinal headache. I'm having extricating neck pain now and I'm wondering if it would be ok to take a norco (hydrocodne 5) with flexiril?

Probably but...: My sincerest condolences for your loss. The post-epidural blood patch, while very effective for spinal headache, can add to your risk of post-pregnancy depression. Examine your motives for wanting to take the combination of meds carefully. Emotional pain is expected and appropriate at this time. Be safe, talk about your emotions with a trusted person. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap ...Read more

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Why do so many people have back and neck pain?

Why do so many people have back and neck pain?

Wear and tear: Many of the low back issues are a result of disc degeneration. Often this is caused by aging, but obesity is a major issue as well. ...Read more

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I often wake up with back and neck pain. What could be the possible causes and solutions?

I often wake up with back and neck pain. What could be the possible causes and solutions?

Multiple causes: Most common is mattress issues or pillow . Others could be stress, not sleeping well or muscle spasms. If ongoing - you should see md to discuss and evaluate for cause. ...Read more

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What could cause back and neck pain?

What could cause back and neck pain?

MANY: There are many things that may cause neck & lower back pain. The 2 most common is sprain/strains, and arthritis. Others are disc herniations, infections, tumors, fractures, and congenital deformities. If you are experiencing pain and it does not respond to heat, rest, and stretching exercises, i would suggest that you see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Been on 10/325 perc. For 9 years. Take 4-5 day and they arent stopping back and neck pain. Had injec. Didnt work. What am i supposed to do about this?

Get a diagnosis: Taking narcotic medications for pain chronically without diagnosis is simply asking for tolerance and addiction issues. Obviously, if you've had this pain 9-10 years it's not serious or it would have surfaced by now. On the other hand, you may have a problem that is treatable—nonsurgical or surgical. So see a spine doc or pain/rehab doc and get a diagnosis and determine if treatment options exist. ...Read more

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What should you do when you have major back and neck pain?

What should you do when you have major back and neck pain?

See your doctor: Low back pain usually improves within 1-2 weeks, but it depends on the circumstances. If your pain has persisted for greater than 1-2 weeks despite conservative management i would see your physician. You would also want to see your physician sooner if you have any fever, chills, night sweats, or bowel/bladder changes. ...Read more

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I wanted to try an exercise dvd for back and neck pain. Anyone know of any effective ones?

I wanted to try an exercise dvd for back and neck pain. Anyone know of any effective ones?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Pilates is also excellent for the core (yoga and piyo other options) if you want non-medical option. ...Read more

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I have back and neck pain for 2-3 days. I sit in same position for many hours studying. Pain is not going away. Should i take medicine or exercise?

I have back and neck pain for 2-3 days. I sit in same position for many hours studying. Pain is not going away. Should i take medicine or exercise?

Muscle spasm: Could result from poor posture or as you mention, being in the same position por long periods of time. You should try getting up and stretching at regular intervals during your study time, gentle massage and heat may also help relieve your discomfort. If your pain persists or worsens you should seek medical attention. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl (Definition)

Cyclobenzaprine HCl is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more


Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Flexeril (Definition)

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) is a muscle relaxant. ...Read more