Hello and thank you for your question,
There are actually a lot of medications on the market which are available as prescription medicine for pain control.
Some are narcotics, others are simply anti-inflammatory medications. For example, Ibuprofen can be written as 800 mg (which equals to 4 over-the-counter medications) but besides Ibuprofen there are other anti-inflammatory medications that can help - Celebrex, Meloxicam, etc.
Also, if you have a specific location that hurts (for example, low back or knee), you can use a new wonderful product called Diclofenac get - its an anti-inflammatory gel that you put on topically to a location that hurts.
If you are not planning to take pain medication on regular basis, you can discuss with your doctor a prescription for a narcotic such as Tramadol or Vicodin or Tylenol #3. These medications help with pain and best used on the "as needed" basis, not daily (daily use over years can cause addiction). So if there are days that have been more physical or you are in more pain then usual, these are the medications which will be most helpful.
I hope you find this information helpful. Please feel free to follow-up with any other questions you might have.
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