I have taken somas and other muscle relaxers. I have also taken the normal narcotic pain pills. The muscle relaxers make me sleepy and I don't want to get hooked on pain pills again. So is there any kind of alternative?
You may benefit from a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug(NSAID). They are non narcotic and not addictive. I take Celebrex for arthritis with continued success. There are many different NSAID's so your doctor is the best to advise which might work for you.
How marked is your scoliosis? I have it, & so does my son. He was diagnosed at about 8 years old. At that time they did not use drugs for this condition. They offered stretching. The best one was hanging with his arms above his head from a bar it stretches the spine & really realxes the muscles. It would be hard for an adult to do this & would hate to see you stranded in your basement hanging from a water pipe or something, but he stills does it & says it helps. Told me he just bends his knees behind him & hangs til the knots are out. He's is 44 years old now, so must be something to it. He's a mechanic bending over & under cars all day. Takes no drugs because he is allergic to most. I'm not saying this is your answer, just some thoughts...
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