Which medications in the drug class Muscle Relaxants are used in the treatment of Lumbosacral Facet Syndrome?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Gerard A Malanga, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Muscle Relaxants

Muscle relaxants may be helpful in some patients with LBP and may offer additional benefit when used with NSAIDs. These agents can be used as short-term adjunctive medications and should be taken at bedtime to take advantage of the sedating effects.

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril)

Skeletal muscle relaxant that acts centrally and reduces motor activity of tonic somatic origins, influencing both alpha and gamma motor neurons. Structurally related to TCAs and thus carries some of their same liabilities.


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