Watch for Restraints on Muscle Relaxants for Back Pain

You'll notice more efforts to clamp down on the use of muscle relaxants (carisoprodol, methocarbamol, etc) for back pain.

Most muscle relaxants are considered high-risk in older adults because of concerns of sedation and fracture risk.

Now some patients are being steered to baclofen or tizanidine instead...because they're low-cost and aren't on the Beers Criteria.

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