Re: Lumbar Fusion and Muscle Relaxers
Muscle relaxers are very common post (or pre) back/neck surgery. Sometimes you have muscle spasms you may not be aware of. For me, when I get back/neck pain I tend to tense up in response. Muscle relaxants also work, in general, to relieve pain. I find sometimes that's all I need and I can avoid other types of pain meds.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08