Acute pain in our body is a daily ordeal nowadays. Mainly due to the workload, stress and our restless lifestyle is to be attributed to this. Pain is an unwanted sensation wherein the person feels deep discomfort and makes the daily work in the daily schedule difficult to complete. We already know there are various categories of pain that affect us differently and under different causes. For different categories of pain, there are various medications that help in the treatment of the pain and discomfort.
Acute pain is one where the pain lasts for less than 3 to 6 months. Basically the pain we feel when we are having a cut or bruise is acute pain. Most people ignore the initial stages of the acute pain in their body. As a result, people fall victim to the chronic pain or the moderate range of pain. It is important for us to arrest the pain in the initial stages of the discomfort, allowing us to get pain relief in the beginning and avoiding all the discomfort in the later stages.
Soma: The medication we needed
Soma is the medication for the acute range of pain. The generic name of Soma is Carisoprodol, which is a centrally acting relaxant. Most people however do not categorize Soma (Carisoprodol) as a muscle relaxant. True muscle relaxants target the specific regions of muscle fibers that are pain inflicted. Carisoprodol however is more akin to a blanket sedative. It relaxes the body overall and has a general effect.
Soma changes the way we feel pain. It attaches itself to the pain receptors in the body and blocks the neural pathway of transmission of pain signals. We thus come under the impression that the pain has reduced. This brings a sedative like effect to the person.
Soma is an FDA Approved pain medication, and has been responsible for pain relief in millions of people. With time though, the pain med began to be abused for recreational purposes. As such in 2011, Drug Enforcement Administration placed Soma (Carisoprodol) under Schedule IV of drug lists. Overdosing of Soma by recreational means can have dire effects on the health of a person. Soma Coma, a phenomenon of temporary comatose state where person is aware of his/her surroundings but is unable to function properly is one of the overdose effects of Carisoprodol.
Carisoprodol is indeed a helpful drug that can enable a person to return to his/her way of life without pain or any other discomfort. Nevertheless overdosing of the medication in turn harms the person rather than giving comfort and relief. When properly used, the medication is a boon that gives instant relief to its users.