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Topical Muscle Relaxer
Sometimes: It has value for some people and is ineffective for others. You cannot tell until you try it. ...Read more
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
Prescribed two different muscle relaxers Valium and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) severe lumbar muscle spasm. Which is better? Stronger? Fast acting?
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
Non -Steroidal: Meloxicam (Mobic) is a prescription strength non steroidal anti inflammatory medicine. Specifically inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins (PGAs) by blocking COX-1 &2 enzyme. Technically not in the muscle relaxer family. However it may indirectly cause relief of muscle cramps/ spasms by inhibiting the PGAs responsible for muscle cramps etc. DO NOT use this product more than 10 days -2 weeks. ...Read more
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
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
What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, (tizanidine) flexeril?
Yes: This can occur with many medications including these two different types of muscle relaxants but this incidence is typically low. With physician supervision, discontinuation of these medications for moderate length may help determine whether the drug is the culprit or that you require further cardiac testing. ...Read more
Possibly: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is believed to work through the central nervous system to have a relaxant effect on skeletal muscles, so since the intercostal muscles and diaphragm are skeletal muscles, Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) may have an effect on them as well. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) also has a general sedative effect, so the net result would likely be mild slowing/relaxation of breathing. ...Read more
Can be.: No significant interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) trigger pt injectns, ultram, diclofenac gel, lidocaine gel, moist heat.
It help a lot: An MRI study on the effects of neck traction was performed in 2008, 35 of 36 subjects. During traction subarachnoid protrusions were reduced in 25 of 35 subjects or 71%. Disc height measurement during traction using digital calipers and measuring to 100th of a millimeter indicated an average posterior disc expansion of 19.02%. Increases in range of motion were noted post traction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly : You are right in that is a very low dose. It's better to start at a lower dose and see if it is effective. Although Ativan (lorazepam) is not typically used for muscle spasms, it is in the same class of medications as Valium, which is longer-acting and more often prescribed for muscle spasms. ...Read more
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