Available only by prescription, Soma is indicated in the treatment of muscle pain caused by surgery or trauma to muscles. This medication is effective because it is able to prohibit the brain from communicating pain the way it usually does, therefore providing relief. Soma is usually used in conjunction with rest and sometimes physical therapy to treat injuries. Soma is also used to treat many musculoskeletal conditions, as indicated by a prescribing doctor.
Soma is only prescribed for short periods of time. The reason for this is that the pain will usually subside over time, and Soma is habit forming if it is taken continually. If the medication is used for long periods the patient may experience withdrawal symptoms that can be worse than the original injury in terms of pain and discomfort. Patients with a history of drug addiction should not take Soma for any period of time because it is addictive in nature.
This powerful prescription medication can be taken safely for short periods of time by most people for the treatment of pain associated with muscles. It should not be taken by those who have seizure disorders, liver disease, or kidney disease. Patients who are cleared to take Soma should not stop taking it without the advice of a doctor as withdrawal symptoms do occur and can be uncomfortable and even life threatening for some. Patients and doctors should work together to determine the correct dosage while taking Soma and then should work together closely to wean off of the medication.