Hi! - new member here. I had spinal decompression surgery for traumatic CES 2 years ago - now have chronic form and progressive spinal stenosis. Was told I would remain paralyzed below the waist, as I was when i got to the ER - am NOT! My mobility was, however, severely compromised - until I discovered tramadol 6 months ago - literally the difference between wlking and not walking. After trial and error, I have found that I need 150mg three times a day - occasionally more, if I "overdo it" - I also take at least one "tramadol day off" every 2 weeks and stay in bed. Problem is - my dosage is significantly more than the recommended dose - just as my condition is significantly worse than similar back/spine disorders.Have been old I will be on this med for the rest of my life - fine with me! I want my mobility!Not surprisingly, my GP is uncomfortable with dosage. Anyone here have similar circumstances?