Soma is the brand name of the drug Carisoprodol which is being prescribed since 1959. The main purpose of the drug is to block the feeling of pain that travels between the nerves and the brain. The drug is prescribed along with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury. Since the drug is classified as a Scheduled IV controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, the drug is prescribed only for a short while (around two to three weeks.) because there is no proof of its effectiveness in long-term intake and most skeletal injuries are generally of short duration