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

What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, (tizanidine) 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 (metaxalone). ...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 have chronic back and neck pain.I take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and flexeral. I'm 21 weeks pregnant and i'm wondering if baby will have withdrawal when born?

I have chronic back and neck pain.I take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and flexeral. I'm 21 weeks pregnant and i'm wondering if baby will have withdrawal when born?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a narcotic: All narcotics can cause symptoms of withdrawal after cessation of use. Everything you take affects the fetus in some way. Norco is hydrocodone and acetaminophen(tylenol). Hydrocodone is a synthetic derivative of an opiate. ...Read more

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Can Flexiril make me tired / fatigued next day? I have been taking 10mg before sleep for neck pain for few days now.

Can Flexiril make me tired / fatigued next day?  I have been taking 10mg before sleep for neck pain for few days now.

Yes: Oh yes very much so. So make sure if taking the medication you do not have to drive or do anything that requires concentration ...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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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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Does back and neck pain come from thyroids?

Does back and neck pain come from thyroids?

Many reasons: There are many reasons why one could have neck or back pain. To come from a thyroid condition would be likely an indirect cause. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does back and neck pain cause nausea?

Does back and neck pain cause nausea?

Possibly: Pain can trigger nausea, as can medications that are used to treat pain. Obviously at your e th first thing to consider is pregnancy. Does your pain and bausea always present ogetherband which one comes first. Coud be an atypical migraine with neck and occipital pain. I recommend you see our pcp as there are other causes of neck pain and nausea that need to be worked up. ...Read more

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Dizziness back and neck pain high aniexty?

Dizziness back and neck pain high aniexty?

Otherwise healthy?: If yes, then that's a consideration. You're pretty young to have anything more serious unless there are other symptoms. You don't mention being anxious or having panic attacks. If those aren't present, you need to see your primary care doctor to insure no rheumatologist causes for the pain you're having. ...Read more

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How would u know if lymph nodes are causing ur back and neck pain?

How would u know if lymph nodes are causing ur back and neck pain?

Typically not: Lymph nodes typically don't cause neck and back pain. That said, swollen lymph nodes could indicate a systemic illness that could indeed cause pain (i.e. Muscle aches from the the flu.) if symptoms persist you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some alternative medical therapies for back and neck pain?

What are some alternative medical therapies for back and neck pain?

Many options: Check with your doctor first, but acupuncture, acupressure, herbal supplements, yoga, reiki, gentle massage, stretching, water exercises are just a few therapies available. ...Read more

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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl (Definition)

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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Flexeril (Definition)

Flexeril is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more