I am plagued with this, as if I had flu’ every single day, but my neuro thinks it’s NOT RELATED. Pfffff!
There are a few words I could say about that.
Anyway, if it’s muscle tightness that’s the problem, you may find a muscle-relaxant such as Baclofen, whilst not actually a painkiller, might address the causes.
Otherwise, as Pat said, it’s probably good old-fashioned painkillers like paracetamol.
I found cocodamol (paracetamol + codeine) excellent, as paracetamol alone doesn’t do much for me. Unfortunately, after about a year of taking it (under medical supervision), my body suddenly decided it didn’t like it any more, and was going to make me throw up if I tried to continue.
No idea how something can be fine for months like that, then suddenly not, but I’ve had problems with codeine ever since.
Tried taking a complete break, then gradually reintroducing it, but my body still doesn’t like it, which is a real shame, as it was soooo effective.
I can just about stomach a little, if I get really desperate, but it seems I can never return to regular use.
Still, you might get on OK with it, and your body not rebel like mine.