Are Muscle Relaxers The Best Choice For Muscle Pain?

Have you ever used a muscle relaxer to treat muscle pain? In this video from our sister publication, Consumer Reports Health shows how that might not be the best first choice.

Instead, try massage, yoga, or a heating pad, or for lower back pain, a chiropractor. Over-the-counter medications like Tylenol can also help. If you do need to take a muscle relaxer, you might want to try the cost-effective Cyclobenzaprine or Baclofen. Avoid “Soma” because it has a risk of addiction. Talk your doctor first for recommendations.

Treating Muscle Pain [Consumer Reports Health]