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back spasms

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:36 AM in Lower Back Pain
I was in a horseback riding accident a year ago and suffered a broken hip and now feel some back spasms. My doctor prescribed me soma to help me from the pain. Do you know if there’s a way to build tolerance on this drug? I am a 170 lb male and how much is a safe dose for me? Thanks.


  • Like any medication soma can be habit-forming too when taken for a very long time and don’t take more than what you’re prescribed with. Now for the details, you can ask your doctor about it. They’ll explain this better to you.
  • Welcome to spine-health to two new members, come through and thepiano. I see both of you have your first post here in this topic. Welcome!

    We cannot give medical advice here on spine-health, so no one should tell you a safe amount for you to take. I suggest you look at the directions on your prescription bottle and follow your doctor's recommendations.
    Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!
  • ofcourse. I knew someone who got a addicted to it and would pop like 10 of them. he ended up in rehab. Be careful. A lot of docs just throw drugs at you. You need to do Physical Therapy and maybe some meds with it. I avoided meds for years until it became it a necessity for me being able to stand.(i know i am so greedy i want to be able to walk through a mall without crying!)

    If you can exercise, speak to your doctor, and do it. it will help in the long run.
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