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Muscle Relaxers For Stomach Pain
Ask your PCP : Various drugs have been developed to affect the muscle contraction. Commonly used centrally acting muscle relaxants includes Lioresal, Soma, Flexeril, Skelaxin, (metaxalone) and Robaxin. Infrequently used muscle relaxants include Norflex) and Zanaflex. Many side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, headache and lethargy. Ask your PCP to adjust the medication for your needs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Not typically: Not usually. Muscle relaxants relax muscle spasms in skeletal muscles, which are not a real common cause of stomach cramps. The GI system uses what is known as smooth muscles to propel food through, and there are also many more common non muscle related causes of stomach cramping as well, such as for example irritable bowel syndrome. Consider being checked. ...Read more
Sciatica pain 8wks severe muscle spasms thigh and calf no foot reflex. what pain relief?. codeine,naproxen tramadol paracetamol endep (amitriptyline) no effect
What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, (tizanidine) flexeril?
Having muscle spasm-like pain right lower back. Took muscle relaxer but no relief. Vomiting from pain. What could it be?
Back pain: It could be a a kidney stone or UTI if pain is that severe that is is causing you to vomit you should go to the ER now ...Read more
I have both robaxin and zanaflex (tizanidine).One was for bladder spasm other for muscle pain. Which would be better for knotted muscles & soreness in abs/ribs.
Here are some...: Both drugs share similar mechanism and indication to ease musculoskeletal pain as well as have similar profile of side effects. Before succumbing to their long-term use, ask the treating doctor about why you have had the pain - if physically related or of unknown cause? Based on such, formulate a long-term plan of caring your pain. And behavioral modification & physical therapy are the first line. ...Read more
Most narcotics: Are not great at treating stomach pain. Things like gastritis will still be painful and taking narcotics will slow gastric emptying, maybe lending to worse pain. If you have chronic stomach pain, see an interventional pain doc and he may be able to do a block of the celiac plexus, which may help, but can be a risky shot. This would only be a thought if pain is extreme. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the circumstances. If anxiety and stress causing clenching which is causing jaw pain, perhaps medically treating anxiety/stress is the solution. If you are asking specifically about muscle relaxers vs splint, either could be used. Best approach is to have your case managed by a TMJ-orofacial pain expert. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sharp localized pain in mid upper spine. Happens at night for hours tried heat and pain killers and muscle relaxer nothing works?
Sure, why not?: That's what it's for. Course, some docs will refuse because carisoprodol is converted in the liver into meprobamate aka Miltown. Ever hear of it? It was really the first big benzodiazepine. Back in the 60s it had the nickname "Mother's Little Helper." It was so widely used the Rolling Stones even wrote a song about it. (The song was called "Mother's Little Helper.") Good luck with this. ...Read more
Bad muscle spsams arnd shoulder blades along sides of spine n upper chest tried cold heat massage baclofen robaxin skelaxin (metaxalone) stretching please advise?
There are several: There are several types of laxatives. Colase is simply a stool softener but may not be adequate for your purposes. The next level up is MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) which works by drawing water into the bowel. Avoid the more harsh laxatives such as Ex-Lax and Dulcolax which can cause permanent damage to the bowel if over-used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left hip/lower back pain weeks no better take anti-inflam muscle relaxer. ER doc treated for sciatica hip area
Inflam pain unbearable loss appetite ?
See a specialist: There are many causes of hip/low back pain. Most of these causes are related to the muscles, joints, ligaments, and bones in the back. Other causes could stem from problems with kidney, bladder, or reproductive organs. Further work up is required. Ask to see a spine specialist. ...Read more
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