Chapter 23. Muscle Spasm and Pain

  1. Gary J. McCleane MD, FFARCSI, DA, DipIMC, Dip Pain Mang Consultant in Pain Management

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch23

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

How to Cite

McCleane, G. J. (2008) Muscle Spasm and Pain, in Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch23

Author Information

  1. Rampark Pain Centre, Lurgan, Northern Ireland, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178235

Online ISBN: 9781444300796

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Keywords:

  • muscle spasm - frequent accompaniment to pain;
  • muscle spasm presenting number of features;
  • muscle tone increase and enthetic pain;
  • muscle relaxants active on central and peripheral nervous system;
  • Baclofen and muscle spasm;
  • Benzodiazepines binding with benzodiazepine receptors;
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs);
  • local anesthetic nerve blocks;
  • muscle relaxants active at nerve endings

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinical presentation of muscle spasm

  • Muscle relaxants active on central and peripheral nervous system

  • Muscle relaxants active at nerve endings

  • Muscle relaxants active on muscle