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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: 13,521
    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 Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • 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.
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  • 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: 13,521
    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 Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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