Muscle relaxants in the treatment of myofascial face pain. A literature review.

@article{Manfredini2004MuscleRI,
  title={Muscle relaxants in the treatment of myofascial face pain. A literature review.},
  author={Daniele Manfredini and Nicola Landi and Francesco Tognini and Bruno Orlando and Mario Bosco},
  journal={Minerva stomatologica},
  year={2004},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={305-13}
}
Among the different pharmacological approaches that could be adopted in the treatment of myofascial pain of masticatory muscles, attention has to be paid to muscle relaxants drugs, since very few studies evaluated their efficacy, despite most authors suggest their use. The present paper is a critical review of the literature on the use of the most common drugs with muscle relaxant effects (benzodiazepines, tricyclic antidepressants) and of a muscle relaxant drug (tizanidine hydrochloride) in… CONTINUE READING