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?
28 Apr 2011
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.
29 Apr 2011
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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