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Muscle relaxants may be helpful when severe muscle spasms follow the beginning of neck pain.
Muscle relaxants are commonly used to treat muscle spasms in neck pain. But there is little research on their use for neck pain.1
Side effects include:
These medicines are best taken at bedtime. If you use one during waking hours, strictly avoid driving, operating machinery, or doing similar activities that could be dangerous to you or others if you become drowsy.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
Muscle relaxants are recommended only for initial, short-term treatment of neck pain.
Valium and Soma are not recommended for use by:
Last Revised: August 2, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
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