Watch for Patients Getting Muscle Relaxants for Acute Low Back Pain Long-Term

The focus on limiting opioids will raise questions about appropriate use of muscle relaxants (cyclobenzaprine, etc) for acute low back pain.

About 1 in 3 patients with low back pain take a muscle relaxant.

But there's limited evidence they improve symptoms...plus they can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and other problems.

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