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Doctor insights on: Natural Muscle Relaxers

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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

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 muscle relaxers prevent labor?

Do muscle relaxers prevent labor?

Nope: Terbutaline prevents uterine contractions. If you are having early contractions, see your OB! ...Read more

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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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What are some good OTC muscle relaxers?

What are some good OTC muscle relaxers?

See below: There really aren't any over the counter muscle relaxers. A good way to naturally relax your muscles would be the application of moist heat, a warm bath, or massage therapy. ...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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What natural medicines can enhance muscle growth?

What natural medicines can enhance muscle growth?

Hormones: Testosterone and growth hormones are natural medicines that enhance muscle growth. Alpha lipoic acid and resveratrol may help to increase lean body mass. However the best ways to increase muscle mass is to increase calorie intake beyond what you burn in a day, eat about a gram of protein per pound of body weight daily and regular resistance exercise. ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation really help build muscle?

Not much.: Muscle hypertrophy is maximed when the nerve to the muscle tells it to contract. Some benefit can occur, but is slight compared to "real" exercise. Can help to prevent muscle atrophy. ...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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Will muscle relaxers help menstrual cramps?

Will muscle relaxers help menstrual cramps?

Possibly: Not the first line treatment but may be helpful in cases not responding to over the counter remedies or even hormone replacement / birth control. Discuss with your doctor for options that make sense for your situation. ...Read more

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Will analgesics help statin muscle pain?

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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Does electrical muscle stimulation help build muscle mass?

Does electrical muscle stimulation help build muscle mass?

Probably not: Electric stimulators have a use in rehab, they keep muscles from atrophying. But there is no evidence that they build muscle, although it's easy to believe that they would. I remain skeptical. But you know what does build muscle? Exercise! ...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 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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Need help preventing facial muscle spasms?

Need help preventing facial muscle spasms?

Determine cause 1st: First determine what is causing the spasms first. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. That may be the best method to prevent them. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more

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Which muscle relaxer works best for rheumatoid arthritis?

Which muscle relaxer works best for rheumatoid arthritis?

Hum: In rheumatoid arthritis you might have for other reason inflammation , but muscle contraction is really not a feature of rheumatoid arthritis , flexure contracture might occurs , that are reducciton on the lengh of the tendons with dys functionallity those have to be evaluated and specific therapy instituted. Some patients with rheumatoid arthritis suffer of fybromyalgia, and have contractures. ...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