Xanaflex & zanax seem to help with pain better than pain pills. Why is doctor determined to prescribe me potent pain meds instead of zanax which seems to help me more. i have vertibrae damage & memory loss due to sever injury. i'll always be on medication. they are making me dependant on opiates, why not benzo 's instead. they seem to help mme more. does anybody out there have a similar situation ?