After a pretty good year with the help of Gabapentin and acupuncture, my husband woke up in the middle of the night with excrutiating back pain again. He said he felt like "jelly"- no control over his legs or back. He is on bedrest and is icing his back- but the acupuncturist prescribed Tramadol for him. I am really scared, as he has a history of addiction to pain pills, and that is why he is only on the Gabapentin right now. Can anyone tell me about Tramadol??