Tramadol in treatment of certain pain types and conditions
Tramadol for Back Pain
When pain in your lower back, upper back, or even neck becomes unbearable, when over-the-counter medications do not help and you have tried the stretches and exercises, when you just need to feel more comfortable, Tramadol is the #1 option. Tramadol specializes in easing moderate to moderately severe back pain.
Tramadol comes in pill form or as an injection.
Doctors began using Tramadol to treat back pain when it was approved by the FDA in 1998. Since then, it has become one of the most popular treatments for lower back pain, as well as upper back and neck pain.
Why is Tramadol so good for back pain?
It is strong and acts centrally in the brain. Among strong painkillers, Tramadol has a weaker narcotic effect.
Take Tramadol with an anti-inflammatory.
Tramadol for Postoperative Pain
Most surgeries and operations leave you with some mild discomfort afterwards, and for these your Tylenol and Aspirin will do just fine. However, many surgeries can leave the patient feeling moderate to severe pain for days, weeks, even months. For these, doctors often turn to Tramadol to get their patients through the worst of it.
Since the 1970s, Tramadol has been the favored drug for treating moderately severe postoperative pain in Europe. Since it was approved by the US FDA in the late 80's, it has become one of the leading drugs in the United States.
Because postoperative pain usually lasts only short-term, Tramadol is a good option—it generally takes a long period of use to develop any addiction.
Most Tramadol for postoperative pain comes in 50 mg and 100 mg doses.
Tramadol for Joint Pain and Arthritis
Using Tramadol as a treatment for arthritis and joint pain is growing in popularity. While most pain treatment with Tramadol is short-term only, studied have shown that three months of daily 50 mg Tramadol doses begins to reduce discomfort noticeably, even when other pain treatments do not seem to help.
There are over 100 types of arthritis and Tramadol is not right for all of them. Ask a doctor before treating arthritis with Tramadol.
This treatment is important since 1 in 5 adult Americans suffer from arthritis or joint pain. That's over 46 million people.
Said one patient, “I've tried pretty much everything: aspirin, motrin, even vicodin. If it actually helped it made me sick, but Tramadol is really helping me.”
Tramadol for Migraines, Cluster Headaches, Tension Headaches
Chronic headaches and migraines are infamously difficult to treat. They come on randomly, severely, and do not respond to many traditional forms of pain treatment. Over-the-counter analgesics are rarely potent enough, so people suffering from migraines and cluster headaches often turn to stronger prescription drugs—like Tramadol.
Tramadol is a narcotic analgesic, but it is not as addictive as most narcotic painkillers and, if you do not take it daily, there is little concern for abuse and dependency.
“It's the only treatment that allows me to work without being groggy or drowsy.”
Tramadol for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
RSD and CRPS are strange and complex conditions relating to the nervous system that cause extreme, difficult to treat pain.
Most treatments for RSD and CRPS are individualized, involving physical therapy, nerve blocks, psychological attention, and medications. One of the most common prescription treatments for RSD and CRPS is the combination of a powerful anti-inflammatory medication and Tramadol.
Tramadol works so well for these conditions because it stops pain in a centralized position, so it does not matter where the pain is felt in the body, it is dulled along the whole nervous system.