Helps to relax. This drug is a muscle relaxant and may help relieve some pain but other drugs may be more helpful.
Yes. .. or. .. No. If your doctor knows little about back pain other than how to take x-rays & give meds, returning may be fruitless. Consider a visit to your local osteopathic dr who can not only do what your other dr does-ruling out kidney problems, infections, ordering x-rays & tests, but can also use a good history & hands-on exam to determine if the cause is something treatable by his hands. No meds may be needed.
I'm not getting any relief from robaxin (methocarbamol) for back pain and have told my doctor over the phone and in person but continue to be prescribed the same meds?
Won't work. Robaxin (methocarbamol) is a muscle relaxer and not for treating pain. You need a diagnosis. You likely need physical therapy. You should stay away from muscle relaxers all together. Stick with exercise and analgesics in the non steroidal family. Avoid opiate based medications as they are a slippery slope for most people.
Robaxin (methocarbamol) is the centrally acting muscle relaxant, relieve acute musculoskeletal pain by reducing muscle contraction and are most effective when used adjunctively to rest and physical medicine. They are often prescribed in combination with other drugs such as NSAIDs, acetaminophen or caffeine.