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Muscle relaxants ‘very questionable’ treatment for low back pain, experts say

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Muscle relaxants ‘very questionable’ treatment for low back pain, experts say


Global News (Health)

Commonly prescribed muscle relaxant drugs may offer some temporary relief for low back pain, but could also increase the risk of side effects, a new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on July 7, 2021 shows. In the short run, the muscle relaxants might work, but they’re not something to use long term, said Jennifer Lake, an assistant professor at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at U of T. Instead of popping pills, there are other effective ways to manage and prevent back pain, experts say.

July 8, 2021
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