Muscle relaxants: evidence review finds no support for use in low back pain

An Australian review has shown that muscle relaxants are unsuitable for low back pain treatment, providing little to no benefit and exposing patients to adverse events. The study – published in the BMJ – reviewed 49 randomised controlled trials in adults with non-specific low back pain that assessed antispastics (eg baclofen), benzodiazepines, antispasmodics and miscellaneous ...

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