Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test


I had cervical ADR on Dec. 2. I don't see my surgeon again until Dec. 16, and I think I'm doing OK recovery-wise. BUT, I am still having terrible spasms in my shoulder and arm. I am on Robaxin 500 mg 2X daily for a muscle relaxer, as well as Norco for pain. I have left a message with my surgeon's office to ask for another muscle relaxer. Has anyone else been on Robaxin and found it not to be very effective? I am only sleeping about 2 hours at a time and I know a good night's rest will help in my recovery.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    and initially I felt it did a decent job .
    But after about 6 months of using it, I found it to be less effective.

    There are so many different muscle relaxers that are available. And there are many different opinions as to which one is better, which makes you too drowsy, etc.

    Your best bet is to discuss it with your doctor to explore the different options. Some , but not a total list , includes:

    • - Soma
      - Flexeril
      - Zanaflex
      - Baclofen
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • rsaylor8326rrsaylor8326 Posts: 14
    edited 12/21/2014 - 11:15 AM
    I have been on Zanaflex for a few years 4mg twice a day it does work well for me. I was on Soma for a long time through my GP and that's some nasty stuff most Doc's don't prescribe it any more. Best of luck.
  • I've been on Robaxin a couple of months, trying to manage pain from C4-5 herniation. I take 1 at night and if needed, one in the afternoon. It worked okay at first, but doesn't seem to be doing any good at present. I asked for an alternative and was told "This is the safest one, and you can still work while taking it, so no, no other options." I'm sorry--it is so frustrating to find both the right combo that works and someone willing to prescribe it.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    With many muscle relaxers is that there isn't much room for dosage changes. That makes it hard to adjust and regulate for its optimum

    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
Sign In or Register to comment.