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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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Best muscle relaxers for muscle pain?

Best muscle relaxers for muscle 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 more

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Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Muscles: Nsaid's (anti-inflammatory meds) block certain prostaglandins that are necessary for muscles to grow, and possibly recover, so indirectly yes, they could cause risk of atrophy. Muscle relaxants work mostly on nervous system, so primarily indirect impact - primarily if used to reduce pain, it is the lack of use that causes atrophy. Any direct impact on muscle would depend on specific drug. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxers be addicting?

Can muscle relaxers be addicting?

Perhaps habituating: Most muscle relaxant medications have little addiction or habituation risk. However, Soma (carisoprodol) or carisoprodal does metabolize to "miltown", an older sedative that was prone to abuse and definitely habit forming. And people do vary sharply in their responses to these types of medicines. If you feel there is a problem stopping or altering a dose, discuss at length with your doctor. ...Read more

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What's better for jaw pain? Splint or muscle relaxer?

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 more

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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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Can muscle relaxers help with hip pain?

Can muscle relaxers help with hip pain?

Yes but: Muscle relaxers can help with the pain from muscle spasm but it is uncommon to use them alone in large joint pain. They are more commonly used with nonsteroidal drugs which can relieve both pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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Do muscle relaxers help with a injured sternocleidomastoid?

Do muscle relaxers help with a injured sternocleidomastoid?

Maybe a little: Muscle injuries generally respond well to ice, rest, stretching, and time. Medications like nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc...) can help decrease inflammation in and around the muscle. Muscle relaxers can sometimes be helpful, but have the undesirable side effects of drowsiness and sometimes disorientation. Consult with your physician to decide what combination of treatments is best for you. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxers cause ear ringing?

Can muscle relaxers cause ear ringing?

Thanks for asking!: This has been rare in my practice but it can not be ruled out without a more complete eval. ...Read more

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Amrix and fms -- help muscle pain?

Amrix and fms -- help muscle pain?

Sure: Fibromyalgia has muscle pain as a prominent feature. Not all of the pain is due to spasm but spasm often occurs. Amrix will help with the spasm. For the muscle pain that is not spasm, a gentle but progressive exercise program is best. Weight loss if necessary helps also. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic manipulation help chronic neck muscle pain?

Can chiropractic manipulation help chronic neck muscle pain?

No: Chiropractic uses a deep massage based upon a faulty theory about bodily function. While the massage can temporarily make you feel better there is no cure from their work. Never let a chiro massage your neck. This is a more fragile structure and deep thrusting massage is dangerous there have been cases of paralysis and blood clots from chiros. See an orthopod for this. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue?

Can muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue?

Do not believe so: I am not aware of any scientific study thatprove or disprove the theory that muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue.They are many different muscle relaxants and each one has particular side effects related to they chemical properties, however I do not believe that destroing muscle tissue is one of them. ...Read more

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Can there be facial muscle spasms from tmj?

Can there be facial muscle spasms from tmj?

Yes?: What is the question? If you're asking about treatment, apply moist heat to the face, ask your doctor to prescribe a muscle relaxant, massage the muscles, eat soft, non-chewy foods. If you're asking about prevention, bite plates or splints can be made by dentists or ENT docs who specialize in TMJ treatment. ...Read more

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Can I take muscle relaxer for tmj?

Can I take muscle relaxer for tmj?

Short term: Drugs provide momentary relief, but fail to address the underlying reason for the muscle pain. ...Read more

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Will analgesics help statin muscle pain?

Statin: Coenzyme q10 is useful for stain muscle aches, analgesics can be used.. Speak to your dr about what is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Pulled muscle in shoulder, cause jaw pain?

Pulled muscle in shoulder, cause jaw pain?

Possibly could: Recommend bring checked out by your physician first. If your symptoms persist consult with your dentist as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxants help restless leg syndrome?

Can muscle relaxants help restless leg syndrome?

Depends: Restless legs symptoms could be due to many things, so it would depend on cause of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can biofeedback help muscle tension?

Can biofeedback help muscle tension?

Yes: Biofeedback is a very good way to treat muscle tension. In fact the first uses of this were to treat muscle tension headaches. ...Read more

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