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SOMA 250 MG Shown To Significantly Improve Functionality and Reduce Disability in Patients With Low Back Pain in Three Days
Date:2/3/2010

patients with lower back pain. Developed in 1982 by Martin Roland and Richard Morris, the instrument is a sensitive and reliable self-evaluation tool. It is used as a marker to assess broader clinical impact of treatment modalities for patients with low back pain. Its ability to assess degree of pain at different points during treatment enables physicians to monitor patient improvement over time. The questionnaire contains 24 true/false statements regarding the effect of back pain on daily activities, adding one point per affirmative answer to the patient's total score. Its simplicity and sensitivity continue to make the RMDQ a standard assessment of back pain today.

SOMA 250 mg improved functionality as demonstrated by lower RMDQ scores compared to placebo (31% and 17% respectively).  According to published recommendations by Ostelo et. al in the journal Spine in 2008, a greater than 30 percent reduction in RMDQ score from baseline represents a clinically meaningful improvement.  Patients treated with SOMA 250 mg reported this level of improvement after 3 days of treatment.  

Musculoskeletal Back Pain

Back pain is the fifth leading reason for patient visits to physicians and ranks among the top ten most costly physical disorders. Up to 85 percent of people suffer at least one bout of low back pain during their lifetime.  Approximately 28 percent of the U.S. workforce experience disabling low back pain at some time, and 8 percent of the entire working population will be disabled in any given year, contributing to 40 percent of all lost work days. Among individuals with acute work-related back pain, high pain and disability, low recovery expectations, and fears that work may increase pain or cause harm are risk factors for chronic work disability.

The goals of therapy for acute low back pain include early intervention,
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