This sounds exactly what I went through. I hope your's does not last as long as mine did. I was a full 3 weeks at least, with these excruciating pains, 3 to 4 times per day. It would literaly take me to my knees, and yes there were tears. My surgeon did not know the cause and sent me to my GP. He put me on oxycontin which relieved the pain somewhat but man, it was painful. I remember driving home from my GP, I was OK when I left home, but then an attack hit. I had my script with me, took it to a pharmacy and begged the druggist to give me one of the pills immediately. After a 4-5 month period I returned to my GP on another matter and we spoke about the prior bout with the pain. He thought then, that the surgeon may have got a little deep near the nerves.