Is a muscle relaxer ok for a pulled muscle?

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  1. HeXploiT

    HeXploiT Diamond Member

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    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?
     
  2. JohnnyD123

    JohnnyD123 Junior Member

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    what muscle relaxer do you plan on using?
     
  3. HeXploiT

    HeXploiT Diamond Member

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    Tizanidine(Zanaflex).
     
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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.
     
  5. Billb2

    Billb2 Platinum Member

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    Muscle relaxers are pretty good ...anytime.
     
  6. JohnnyD123

    JohnnyD123 Junior Member

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    lol good advice......


    but i agree with social in that you should definitely consult your regular doctor and see if its really necessary.
     
  7. sash1

    sash1 Diamond Member

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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.