List of Common Muscle Relaxers

List of Common Muscle Relaxers

Muscle Relaxant
Muscle relaxers are used in addition to rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relieve discomfort. They are typically prescribed for short-term use to treat acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions. Muscle relaxers are occasionally prescribed for chronic pain (pain lasting longer than 3 months). [caption id="attachment_22" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Muscle Relaxant List[/caption] Muscle relaxers are not a class of drugs—meaning they do not all have the same chemical structure or work the same way in the brain. Rather, the term muscle relaxer is used to describe a group of drugs that act as central nervous system depressants and have sedative and musculoskeletal relaxant properties. Muscle relaxers may be prescribed to treat back pain: Early in the course of back pain, on a short-term basis, to relieve pain associated with muscle spasms When…
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What are Skeletal Muscle Relaxants?

Muscle Relaxant
Muscle relaxers, or muscle relaxants, are medications used to treat muscle spasms or muscle spasticity. [caption id="attachment_13" align="aligncenter" width="713"] skeletal Muscle Relaxants-classification[/caption] Skeletal muscle relaxants are drugs that are used to relax and reduce tension in muscles. They are more simply referred to as muscle relaxants. Some work in the brain or spinal cord to block or dampen down excessively stimulated nerve pathways. These are called centrally acting muscle relaxants and examples include baclofen, methocarbamol, and tizanidine. [caption id="attachment_12" align="aligncenter" width="960"] skeletal Muscle Relaxants[/caption] Others act directly on muscle fibers and are classified as peripherally acting muscle relaxants. Examples include dantrolene and the different types of botulinum toxin. Although dantrolene acts directly on the muscle itself, it also appears to indirectly act on the central nervous system and can cause drowsiness. Cannabis extract also has…
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