What they are: Anti-anxiety medications treat anxiety by enhancing the activity of a key chemical in the brain.
Examples include: Valium (chemical name: diazepam), Ativan (chemical name: lorazepam)
What they're used for: Anti-anxiety medications are used to treat muscle spasms that can go along with severe pain.
How they're taken: Anti-anxiety medications are taken by mouth.
Possible side effects include:
- urinary incontinence
Anti-anxiety medications are not right for everyone who experiences pain, so be sure to talk with your doctor about your unique situation, symptoms, and needs.