Doseage has a lot to do with it too. Docs are often too conservative.
The strongest oral prescription analygesic (pain relief)med is oxycodone.
Usually used in a combination tylenol-oxy drug called Percoset.
As long as it's not taken in an abusive way it's an excellent med for pain relief. It converts 100% to morphine.
Vicoden (hydromorphone) is effective too.
If he suggests codiene that's not a big help. It will depend on how you describe the pain levels you are feeling to him. Based on that he can choose the proper med.