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Do muscle relaxers help tmj?

Do muscle relaxers help tmj?

Usually: Muscle relaxers will help the muscular pain usually associated with TMJ. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

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


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Can they make muscle relaxers in liquid form for tmj?

Muscle relaxers: Muscle relaxers can come in liquid form but they may not be the best answer to your TMJ problems. First question is have you been diagnosed with tmd or with myofascial pain disorder or bruxism, yadayadayada. It would be better to treat the problem rather than the symptom. A good dental visit should be able to direct you accordingly. I hope it feels better soon. ...Read more

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My TMJ Pain has been much worse lately.Constant dull/achy pain in right jaw/face.Taking NSAIDS.Any OTC muscle relaxers or other OTC med suggestions?

My TMJ Pain has been much worse lately.Constant dull/achy pain in right jaw/face.Taking NSAIDS.Any OTC muscle relaxers or other OTC med suggestions?

See TMJ doc: See TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Can you die from muscle relaxers?

Can you die from muscle relaxers?

Not likely: If you take the medication as directed by your physician then you likely be ok. ...Read more

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Which organs get damaged by taking muscle relaxers?

None: Most muscle relaxants are safe. Generally they cause sedation, and occasionally liver damage. Liver functions should be tested if you are taking them for long. ...Read more

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What are some natural alternative muscle relaxers?

What are some natural alternative muscle relaxers?

Herbal muscle meds: Muscle spasms and cramps should be medically evaluated to determine if they represent major medical problems. If they have been found to be benign, then same has been found to work, as well as ice massage, hot showers with stretching of the involved area, massage, myofascial release, and relaxation. ...Read more

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Could I fail a drug test by taking muscle relaxers?

Depends on what kind: There are many different chemical classes of drugs which relax muscles. Benzodiazepines show up on drug tests, and if you are prescribed these, that should not cause a problem unless you are in a safety-sensitive job. Soma (carisoprodol) is metabolized to meprobamate, a barbiturate-like drug which some testing kits might look for. Robaxin, (methocarbamol) Flexeril and others generally don't cause + tests. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prescribed muscle relaxers?

Muscle relaxer meds: This is in response to your question about common side effects. Medicines known as muscle relaxers often cause symptoms of sleepiness or drowsiness, and sometimes weakness or nausea. ...Read more

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Could restless body syndrome be from using muscle relaxers?

Could restless body syndrome be from using muscle relaxers?

Unlikely: You need to see a neurologist about this. There are conditions that can cause the whole body to be restless and these are best evaluated by a neurologist specializing in movement disorders.It can be caused by medications, but i don't believe that the muscle relaxers are among them. I could be wrong, however, the main thing is that you get it treated for your own sanity. It sounds dreadful.Good luc. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxers help migraines and if so how. Many thanx?

Can muscle relaxers help migraines and if so how. Many thanx?

Yes they can: I often use muscle relaxers to treat migraine in the emergency room. They do work well. I am not sure however what the mechanism would be but anything that encourages relaxation will be beneficial. ...Read more