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&Lt thumb arthroplasty 2012 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS 2011
Fusions: L5-S1 (87), L4-S1 (93), C5-C7 ('06), L3-S1 ('10)
C5-C7 foraminotomy 08