I am really surprised that you haven't been given it. Right now I am trying Valium for muscle spasms but I have friends that swear by Neurontin so after I give my self a couple days with the Valium I am going to try it. Look it up on internet for more info and you might ask your PCP about it. It is very widely used and available generically. It is not a pain killer per se but calms the nerves endings which can kill the pain. It is very cheap.