My Doctor has me on Hydrocodone 10/325 QD for pain and Valium 10mg BID for muscle spasms. The Valium also helps control the anxiety this injury is causing me. I have a rotor cuff tear that I am waiting for surgery authorization from Workers' Compensation. He asked me today if I ever tried Xanax instead of the Valum? I looked up both, effects, side effects and half life. Is there any benefit switching to Xanax? Will it work better, be less addictive or is it better staying with the Valium. I do find myself taking an extra Valium here and there due to the spasms. I am just curious and needed to ask.