The first thing you should know about Tramadol is what is is and how it can help you. Tramadol is a drug used to fight pain. It is particularly good for moderate to moderately severe pain. It’s most common as a pain relief for things like osteoarthritis ( a degenerative condition that affects several joints in the body), back pain, neuropathic pain (pain caused by chronic problems with the nerves) and post-operative pain.
Tramadol offers several advantages over some other common pain relief drugs. It works by changing the way your body perceives pain. When you are in pain, your body secretes substances that send the pain signal to the brain. The way tramadol helps is by blocking the absorption of some of these substances, while increasing the serotonin reuptake, which helps to relieve the pain.
It works a little like morphine, but in a less aggressive way. Contrary to popular belief, Tramadol is NOT a NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). Therefore, it doesn’t have the particular side effects those drugs usually cause, like stomach ulceration, bleeding, kidney failure and liver dysfunctions. Tramadol has been extensively tested, and proven to be not a miracle drug, but to have true efficacy.
It is important to note, however, that while it is not a dangerous drug – in fact, it is even has some veterinary use – it still is a medical product and certain safety steps should be taken before you start a treatment with Tramadol.