A muscle relaxant called Soma (carisoprodol) is used to relieve muscular discomfort. It functions by obstructing the transmission of pain signals from the nerves to the brain. Together with rest and physical therapy, it is typically administered to treat a variety of skeletal muscle disorders, such as pain and injury.
Most nations, including the United States, consider it to be a restricted drug. As a result, it is only given for brief periods—no longer than two to three weeks.