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Why did my doctor prescribe muscle relaxants? i need pain relief!

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Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 15 years experience
Pain is complicated!: There are several types of pain including nerve pain and muscle pain. Although they often feel the same to a patient, a doctor knows that trying to clarify the type of pain often points to a more helpful solution. Muscle relaxants are often more effective than pain killers and so can be more appropriate for certain types of pain.
Dr. Scott Naftulin
Pain Management 34 years experience
Pain treatment: Muscle relaxants refer to a class of medications. Like other classes of medications such as nsaids , muscle relaxants are commonly used to treat neck and back pain.

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