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A muscle relaxant is a drug that affects skeletal muscle function and decreases the muscle tone. It may be used to alleviate symptoms such as muscle spasms, pain, and hyperreflexia. The term "muscle relaxant" is used to refer to two major therapeutic groups: neuromuscular blockers and spasmolytics. Neuromuscular ...


The goal with these medications is a reduction of skeletal muscle spasms, relief of pain, and increased mobility of the affected muscles. See Types of Back Pain: Acute Pain, Chronic Pain, and Neuropathic Pain. Muscle relaxants are not really a class of drugs, but rather a group of different drugs that each has an overall ...


Muscle relaxers, or muscle relaxants, are medications used to treat muscle spasms or muscle spasticity. Muscle spasms or cramps are sudden, involuntary contractions of a muscle or group of muscles. They can be caused by too much muscle strain and lead to pain. They're associated with conditions such as lower back ...


If you have neck or back pain, or you're dealing with some other condition that causes muscle spasms, your doctor might prescribe a muscle relaxer (or muscle relaxant) for you. Having a muscle spasm means that one or more of your muscles is contracting and the twitching or cramping is out of your control. It can happen ...


Apr 20, 2017 ... Whether from a new injury or an aggravated old injury, stiffness and soreness in the neck and back at night may lead to disrupted sleep and more pain in the morning. Muscle relaxants have been shown to help relieve this pain and get you through these tough days—used at night, these medications may ...


Muscle relaxants (also called skeletal muscle relaxants) are a diverse group of medicines that have the ability to relax or reduce tension in muscle. ... Evidence supporting the effectiveness of skeletal muscle relaxants for muscle spasm is sparse; most trials are old and not of good quality. For this ... Types of Muscle relaxants.


Skeletal muscle relaxants are used to relax and reduce tension in muscles. Some work in the brain or spinal cord, others act directly on muscle fibres.


Feb 15, 2018 ... Muscle relaxants are medications that help reduce muscle spasms, which are involuntary muscle contractions caused by a spine-related problem, such as whiplash, fibromyalgia, or low back strain. Often, muscle spasms cause severe pain and may limit your mobility. Your doctor may prescribe a muscle ...


Dec 1, 2007 ... How do muscle relaxants compare in treating spasticity caused by a neurological disorder?