*****FROM ABC NEWS MEDICAL UNIT*****
Hi dverstaete and thank you for your question. Here is an answer from Benoy Benny, M.D., Director, Spine, Sports and Pain Program, Baylor College of Medicine:
Ultram is another medication that can be used to treat pain. It is a partial opioid and even though it is usually not as strong as the hydrocodone 7.5/750, some patients respond better to that and some patients do not. It should not be too hard on your body, but different people react differently to different medications. Unfortunately with a lot of pain medications, the only way to know for sure is to try it.