Nonsedating muscle relaxant
Limiting muscle spasm and improving range of motion will prepare you for therapeutic exercise (which should, in the long run, provide you with more lasting pain relief).In an attempt to determine the mechanism of action of carisoprodol (Soma) in the treatment of low back pain, a double blind study was carried out comparing its effectiveness to that of a sedative control, butabarbital (a sedative), and a placebo in the treatment of 48 laborers with acute lumbar pain.Her prognosis was “terminal” by a well known head & neck surgeon in NYC.
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Adverse effects, predominantly drowsiness, were noted in 12 of 20 in the combined group and only four of 20 treated with naproxen alone.
Cyclobenzaprine and carisoprodol were compared in the treatment of patients with acute thoracolumbar pain and spasm rated moderate to severe and of no longer than seven days duration.
This study suggested some effectiveness of combined analgesic and muscle relaxant therapy when utilized early in the initial week of pain onset.
Borenstein compared the effects of combined cyclobenzaprine and naproxen (Naprosyn®) with naproxen alone and also found combination therapy to be superior in reducing tenderness, spasm, and range of motion in patients presenting with ten days or less of low back pain and spasm.