As I mentioned on the forum previously, I suffer from degenerative disc disease and a couple of protruding discs in my back. In addition to being prescribed percocet for pain relief, I am also prescribed a muscle relaxer. The first muscle relaxer I was prescribed was flexeril. After my follow up eval last week, I told my PA that I was still experiencing back spasms. Because of this, I was changed to zanaflex.
I was given a few muscle relaxer options to choose from. She named several to include soma, but she also stated that the doctor doesn't like prescribing these due to them being addictive; however, she said that I don't appear to have an addictive personality and kind of ended it with that. She recommended that I try zanaflex and I agreed.
It's now a week later and I'm still experiencing back spasms. She told me to call her if the zanaflex didn't help, so I was considering calling her tomorrow. Should I specifically ask to try somas? I've never taken them before, but I've read that they're probably the strongest muscle relaxers available.
Do somas really work that well? If I'm denied somas, is there a good runner up that is similar to soma that someone could recommend?