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Do medications treat mobility impairments?

Medications do not generally treat mobility impairments directly. Physical therapy is the primary method of direct treatment. However, medicine may be prescribed to ease some of the symptoms of the cause of the mobility problems. For instance, painkillers may be used to treat pain, anti-seizure medication may be used to control seizures, and muscle relaxants may be used to loosen up muscles.

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