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Would flexril help an acute cervical dystonia attack?

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Temporarily

Flexeril is a muscle relaxant, but it is typically used in acute muscle strains with spasm. Dystonia often fails to respond to 'muscle relaxants' such as flexeril, skelaxin, (metaxalone) robaxin, etc.
Often stronger 'antispasmotics' are needed, such as baclofen, tizanidine, dantrolene, diazepam, or even injection treatments.

In brief: Temporarily

Flexeril is a muscle relaxant, but it is typically used in acute muscle strains with spasm. Dystonia often fails to respond to 'muscle relaxants' such as flexeril, skelaxin, (metaxalone) robaxin, etc.
Often stronger 'antispasmotics' are needed, such as baclofen, tizanidine, dantrolene, diazepam, or even injection treatments.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Gregory Boger
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: It might

Muscle relaxants such as Flexeril and Soma are fair choices.
Valium and Xanax (alprazolam) would also have a sedative effect which might be beneficial. The best course of action is to speak with your doctor regarding your own situation and come up with a plan, including a prevention plan.

In brief: It might

Muscle relaxants such as Flexeril and Soma are fair choices.
Valium and Xanax (alprazolam) would also have a sedative effect which might be beneficial. The best course of action is to speak with your doctor regarding your own situation and come up with a plan, including a prevention plan.
Dr. Gregory Boger
Dr. Gregory Boger
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