Alone I don't find them too helpful, but in conjunction with other things, I think they help a bit. I also use Voltaren gel
, and again, in conjunction with other things, it's helpful.
Off the top of my head, I can't think of any more non-narcotic pain meds, but I'm sure there must be more. If I think of any, I'll post it.
Sorry you wound up with a problem with the percocets. You're not alone in that; it seems to happen to people more often than we think.