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Old 02-07-2009, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default Is a muscle relaxer ok for a pulled muscle?

My wife pulled a back muscle lifting a heavy box last night is stiff and in pain this morning. I'm wondering if a muscle relaxer would be beneficial or if she should just stick with ibuprofen?
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:26 PM   #2
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what muscle relaxer do you plan on using?
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:34 PM   #3
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Tizanidine(Zanaflex).
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:10 PM   #4
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It would probably be preferential to see a doctor if it's bothering her that much. You'd be surprised how easy it is to actually tear muscles in your back. I would just stick with ibuprofen to be perfectly honest.
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:28 PM   #5
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Muscle relaxers are pretty good ...anytime.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:47 PM   #6
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Muscle relaxers are pretty good ...anytime.
lol good advice......


but i agree with social in that you should definitely consult your regular doctor and see if its really necessary.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:28 PM   #7
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seems superfluous. i've injured my back before, just take a simple anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen) and rest/ice. a doctor will probably prescribe an anti-inflammatory like mobic (meloxicam) if you do go to see a doctor.
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