Soma's are supposed to be prescribed for short term use like if you have a muscle spasm in your back or something. What I don't understand is why they are not prescribed long term for those of us that suffer from chronic myofascial muscular trigger point pain. That pain comes and goes all the time and is unfortunately not short lived. Physicians are afraid to prescribe anything anymore even if it means you have to suffer as a result of it. Any comments are welcomed