I have a spinal cord injury and have never taken any medication for my pain. Recently the pain has seemed to take over and prevent me from participating in daily actvities. By the end of my work week my pain is quite high and I am in no condition to go anywhere, participate in family events or just move around. Two of my doctors have both prescribed tramadol. 50 mgs 1 x a day but only on the weekends. I know this is a general and rather broad question but is this enough to cause serious problems and or dependency? There is really nothing on the internet that speaks positively about the med. Both doctors claim that the low dose and amount I am taking will not be a problem. Any information would be greatly appreciated.