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Is the medication Soma (carisoprodol) good for back aches?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Cautious with soma (carisoprodol)
Soma (carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxant.
I tend to be very cautious with Soma (carisoprodol) and have never prescribed it for back aches for two reasons 1) there are much better treatment modalities out there 2) it has substantial addiction and abuse potential. I might continue it if a patient's been on it for years and years from another doc, but will never use it as a first, second, or even third line medication.

In brief: Cautious with soma (carisoprodol)
Soma (carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxant.
I tend to be very cautious with Soma (carisoprodol) and have never prescribed it for back aches for two reasons 1) there are much better treatment modalities out there 2) it has substantial addiction and abuse potential. I might continue it if a patient's been on it for years and years from another doc, but will never use it as a first, second, or even third line medication.
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