2 Mar 2011
Hi: I have never taken Baclofen, so I can not speak to it. However, I have been on Soma (generic) since 2006, and it has been a miracle drug for me!
I have cervical stenosis and chronic neck and shoulder pain. I can not even lie down in bed at night, as I can't put any pressure on the back of my neck!
I go to a Chiro at least once a week, but he tells me that my ligaments just won't hold my discs in place--therefore, I can not 'hold' an adjustment!
In 2006 I started Prolotherapy, and that seemed to help--but it was very expensive, and we had to drive back and forth from Naples, FL to Sarasota once a week. That doctor is the one who put me on the Soma. It was the first time in over 30 years that I had been able to sleep thru the night--a wonderful 'side effect' of the drug! Some doctors will not even consider puttng you on it, as they think of it has a narcotic. Others realize what a gift it is to some of us with chronic pain. It should NOT be used is you have an addictive personality--but otherwise, as long as you check it against your other meds, there shouldn't be a problem ( and it is not overly expensive). I have never had to increase my dose in all these years--it just keeps working every night!! It is a muscle relaxant--and that seems to be what I need. I tried all kinds of pain meds, and it was like eating candy--NONE of them even touched the pain!
I hope this helps you.
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