Is Diazepam only a placebo for acute lower back pain?

Diazepam is a muscle relaxant and used a lot in back pain to reduce spasm but how does it compare to a placebo pill?

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  • Friedman, B. W., Irizarry, E., Solorzano, C., Khankel, N., Zapata, J., Zias, E., & Gallagher, E. J. (2017). Diazepam is no better than placebo when added to naproxen for acute low back pain. Annals of emergency medicine, 70(2), 169-176.

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