It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and limiting your activity still, the best non-narcotic
medications that I have found to work for my patients are antiinflammatories such as Ibuprofen
which are over-the-counter medications. Other non-narcotic medications include tramadol
) which requires a prescription and nerve-pain medications such as gabapentin
. These are all to be taken for temporary pain relief
. This type of pain typically resolves with time. Ask your primary physician about these if the pain is still limiting you. If it is still going on for more than a month an MRI
may be helpful to help sort out what is going on and there could be other potential treatments outside of surgery that could benefit you.