I too suffer from chronic back & shoulder pain and I am finding it next to impossible to find any doctors willing to help me. I work 60 hours a week, and now feel forced to look for other alternatives in order to obtain the medicines I need to function. I know that tramadol is now considered a controlled substance, but is that safer to get online than hydrocodone for example? I'm literally running out of options, and feel like I need to take matters into my own hands.