My back pain is still persistent while taking skelaxin. Could this mean that the muscles aren't the cause of my back pain and that I may have a problem with a ligament, herniated disk or a fracture.
Muscle relaxants will help with spasms in the muscles which cause significant pain. The fact that pain persists does not mean the pain is not muscular in origin. The cause of pain in the back is multi-faceted and generally no one structure is the cause. The good news is that disc problems are rare in the mid back, fractured bones require trauma or weak bones due to disease ( osteoporosis etc) so hopefully neither are involved. The best advice is watch your posture, don't bend over and avoid things that make it worse. If this does not help seek medical advice. Good luck!
If you had an injury to your mid back were there x-rays even taken? I have both lumbar, thoracic & cervical spine issues. If you are experiencing severe pain I suggest you see a neurosurgeon or a orthopedic surgeon to at least get examined and take it from there.
Hope this helps
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