“The problem with typical prescription or over-the-counter muscle relaxers is that they do not heal the problem. They just shut off communication between your nervous system and brain…the entire body is affected in ways that are not intended or desirable.” – Dr. Josh Axe
Certain injuries of the body are a direct result of excess muscle tension. When this tension is extreme, it can cause severe (sometimes debilitating) pain. Numerous back injuries – particularly in the lower-back region – fall under this description. In order to alleviate this pain, the muscles must revert back to their original state – or, relax back into position.
There are two options for reducing pain resulting from muscle tension: naturally or medicinally. The former can be time-consuming and extremely painful; while the latter usually involves a trip to a doctor. The problem with the second option is that medical doctors – as is the case with many medications – have a tendency to overprescribe drugs with nasty side effects.