Do muscle relaxants provide relief for nonspecific lower back pain?
Stick with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories for the treatment of low back pain. Despite being used for almost 50 years to treat low back pain, the evidence supporting benzodiazepine or non-benzodiazepine “muscle relaxants” is of low certainty. None of the treatments will produce a clinically important difference over placebo treatment.
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