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

Updated: Jan 25, 2018
  • Author: Gerard A Malanga, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Muscle Relaxants

Muscle relaxant medications are used for radiculopathy that has a significant component of muscle spasm.

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril)

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


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