Muscle Relaxants

    Help and Support for Muscle Related Problems

    Musculoskeletal conditions include a wide range of disorders. Our musculoskeletal system comprises of a complicated system of muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves as well as supporting structures like the discs in the back.

    Injury occurs when one of these have to work harder than it is supposed to. Conditions include neck strains and repetitive strain injury. Also, there is a gradual wear and tear in the musculoskeletal system of a man with age as there occurs a decrease in the size and strength of muscles and reduction in bone density leading to the stiffness of the joints thereby hindering mobility. All this can have a major impact on a person’s ability to work and day to day activities because these musculoskeletal not only compromise the stamina level of the individual, but also are associated with severe and sometimes unbearable pain. There is a considerable decrease in the overall productivity of the employees who come to work with muscular injuries.

    It was believed that changes in muscles, bones and joints were inevitable. However, researchers now suggest that many factors associated with ageing are due to inactivity. However engaging oneself in physical activity can help to minimise or reverse the risk of disability and chronic musculoskeletal diseases. It’s never too late to start engaging in physical activities like walking, jogging, swimming, doing yoga or get going with any other exercise or physical activity one has interest in.

    The two most common noninvasive and nonaddictive therapies to provide relief from pain are the use of hot and cold packs. If the muscle sprain is new, immediately use a cold pack to minimize the blood flow to the area and consequently reduce the associated pain and swelling. After the redness and swelling has subsided, one should use the hot pack which increases the blood flow to the area thereby promoting the healing process.

    Also, increasing the intake of proteins and minerals like calcium and phosphorus and vitamin D can greatly improve the health of muscles and bones.

    Where the musculoskeletal disorders are associated with unbearable pain, one must make use of medications referred to as muscle relaxants.

    When can I use muscle relaxant pills?

    There is a complete of range of medications that provide relief from pain linked to any kind of injury to the musculoskeletal system. Sometimes, the pain associated with minor injuries soon subsides, but in some cases for instance, a case of lower back pain, or a sprain in the foot; the pain becomes very intense and unbearable. In such conditions, it is wise to go for a muscle relaxant pill but only after strict medical supervision.

    What is Soma used for?

    Pain and discomfort associated with the use of Soma can be relieved by the use of Soma. Soma is an example of a muscle relaxant pill. It contains the active ingredient Carisoprodol which is a centrally acting muscle relaxant which provides relief from pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders by blocking the pain sensations sent from the muscles to the brain, thereby preventing the individual from experiencing or feeling the pain.

    Can users get addicted to Muscle Relaxants?

    Yes, muscle relaxants have the addiction potential in them and for that reason, it is very important that a person should use them only if prescribed by a healthcare provider. Also, they are not meant to be used for long term basis as they may lead to tolerance and addiction. These medications can be used for a maximum of two or three weeks only, unless specified for a more prolonged use by your healthcare provider. Also abrupt discontinuation is not advisable. Gradually taper off the dose until you stop using them to prevent the development of withdrawal symptoms.