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Muscle Relaxants for Back Pain?

I have on- and off-again low back pain. Would a prescription muscle relaxant be a good idea during a flare-up?

It might be, depending on the cause of your back pain and whether you have any contraindications—but these prescription-only drugs should not be used as initial treatment.


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