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When people think about muscles, they think about strength. However, muscles have two jobs: to contract and to relax. Muscle contraction causes the muscle fibers to shorten in length, pulling the attached bones with it. This muscle action is the bases of all skeletal movement. If the muscle does not relax after contraction, it is considered hypertonic, spastic or over-active. Hypertonicity causes the skeleton to get stuck in all sorts of abnormal positions and postures. And hypertonicity leads to joint pain. In combination with muscle weakness, hypertonicity amounts to poorly functioning muscles. Muscle therapy is meant address such weakness and hypertonicity in order to create better muscle function and improve painful conditions like shoulder tendonitis, neck pain, and back pain.
Many types of muscle therapy do a great job improving strength, but neglect the relaxation component of muscle function. On the other hand, there are a handful of muscle therapies which induce the ...
Can taking muscle relaxers reduce your threshold to seizures? I currently take Lamictal for seizure control and Zanaflex for neck pain. Can the Zanaflex lower my threshold?
Best Regards, Cindy.
I don’t know that Zanaflex can do this, at least not in over 5000 patients on it per myself. Lamictal would raise seizure thresholds and can help headaches and Migraines as well. We have many patients on this for these clinical problems.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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Generic Name: SUMATRIPTAN/NAPROXEN SODIUM - ORAL Pronounced: (SOO-ma-TRIP-tan/na-PROX-en) sumatriptan-Naproxen Oral Precautions
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