Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Muscle relaxants, although it is helpful in alleviating acute and chronic pains, one should also be aware of certain possible complications associated with these drugs. It can rarely induce serious problems like shortness in breathing, giddiness or fainting, fuzzy vision, misperception, vomiting, and urinary retention. The doctor must be well informed if the patient has any history of seizures attacks, liver dysfunction, myasthenia gravis, or any other medical conditions. This will prevent the risk and decrease the morbidity due to the muscle relaxant. Drowsiness is the common side effects of all these drugs because it can interact with CNS (Central Nervous System).

Which is The Best Natural Muscle Relaxer?

Which is The Best Natural Muscle Relaxer?

Essential Oils

There are many natural ways to alleviate the muscle pain and spasm instead of using conventional drugs. Herbal leaves and its essential oils have a significant part in the healing process. Essential oil such as eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, juniper oil, clary sage oil, arnica oil, lemongrass oil, yarrow oil, rosemary oil, and clove essential oil is effective for pain and muscle spasm. These oils can be used in combination and most of them have stimulant properties. Mid and lower back pain are promptly relaxed by these oils and ease the tension of muscular aches and spasms.

Medicinal Herbs

Recently, many researchers have confirmed the efficacy of herbal medicines in the treatment of pain. Boswellia, willow bark, chamomile, cayenne pepper, epsom salt, tart cherries, passion flower, valerian root, kava kava or piper methysticum, st. John’s wort, and ginseng are some of the best examples of natural muscle relaxant. These herbs can are rich in phytochemicals, which supports to stop inflammation. Valerian herb is the best example of anti-inflammatory and sedative properties. It has an extraordinary function like in alleviating joint pain, muscle spasms and tension, and headaches. Nutmeg is generally served in powder form or essential oil in the food industry globally. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory herb can also be used for rheumatic pain and can be applied as an emergency treatment to all ache.

Some people use cannabidiol oil for chronic pain and muscle spasm. It reduces inflammation and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions. It is one of the pharmacologically active plants with numerous active ingredients. Scientific literature has strong evidence about its potential therapeutic applications and attenuation of inflammation and pain without side-effects.

Chiropractic Management – The Best Therapy For Muscle Ache

Chiropractic treatment is the best alternative method for diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders associated with the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. It is drug and surgery free process which involves manual therapy done by experienced chiropractic practitioners. Low back pain, radiculopathy, whiplash and other neck pain, headache, and many musculoskeletal conditions are effectively cured by chiropractic treatment. There is no good evidence that chiropractic is effective for the treatment of any non-musculoskeletal conditions. But, it emphasizes the conservative management of the neuromusculoskeletal system without the use of medicines or surgery.

Acupuncture

An alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body for pain relief is called acupuncture. It has solved the majority of the problems related to musculoskeletal problems such as low back pain, shoulder stiffness, and knee pain. It is common in south-east Asian countries, but now it rapidly spread in western countries. Many numbers of western people are increasingly resorting to acupuncture treatments at present. Some studies have proof that acupuncture along with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) treatment has significantly improved the treatment, particularly for neck pain. Pain intensity and pain-related symptoms for chronic neck pain were measured and outcome of the study was positive.

Adequate Rest

Persistent pain in patients cause sleeplessness and makes the condition even worse by considerably reducing their quality of life. Getting plenty of sleep and rest is the effective remedy for all muscle problems. In the same way, sleeping too much may increase the risk of illness while sleeping too little after physical exercise can lower the performance in individuals.

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Pramod Kerkar

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, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: June 21, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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