I like them because they reduce my pain, although Ultracets, which are a lower dose with tylenol, does
at all for me. I use the Ultram along with Lidoderm patches. The patches are expensive unless you have good insurance, and are essentially like having novacaine absorbed through the skin to the spot which is in pain. You can cut them if you don't need a large patch and they do come in several strengths. I use the 5% Lidoderm patch, and use 3 per day.