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Relax At Your Own Risk

Muscle relaxants have become one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for back and musculoskeletal conditions. Results from a recent survey indicate that eighty-five percent of users take muscle relaxants for back pain or muscle disorders. And, although typically recommended for short-term treatment of back pain, researchers stated, “muscle relaxants are often used chronically and are prescribed to ‘those’ potentially at risk for adverse effects”. Fortunately, most prudent health care providers recommend the use of safe, natural, non-invasive treatment methods prior to the use of drugs and surgery, both of which have numerous highly negative side effects. Chiropractic care has been shown to be an extremely safe and highly effective treatment for back pain as well as many other musculoskeletal conditions.

Source: Spine - 29(8): April 15, 2004