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Sciatica be gone!
on August 27, 2013
I suffer from sciatica and have for over a year now. Since my back surgery, I have had sciatic nerve issues that are persistent; sometimes much worse than others. I hate taking pills, albeit on rare occasion I need to. I also perform daily stretches to help relax the muscles around the sciatic nerve in my lower back and down both of my legs. Previously, I attempted to use Ben-Gay as well as Icy Hot, but both products left me wondering if my flesh was melting off, in turn causing me to scream while running for the shower in hopes of not seeing my skin fall off of me (I am sensitive to these products).
A co-worker recommended I try BioFreeze so I did. Since I have been using this product, BioFreeze has not once felt like a burning feeling and has always been very cool on the skin, especially when standing in front of a fan (euphoric feeling and total relief from any sciatic nerve pain). It is an outstanding product for my sciatica. I no longer have to take any daily pills unless absolute necessary (at best, once per week). I will state that it does not take much of the roll-on to get the effects. If you use too much, your roll-on bottle will run out since it is only 3 oz, but I truly believe it is well worth every penny!
Also, you roll it on your skin in a back and forth motion or up and down motion and do not actually roll it on in a circular motion. You can hold the bottle upside down and it does not leak so you can apply the product anywhere you can physically reach. I will also state that you can expect some of the (green) product to get on the rim of the bottle (where the cap goes on), but it is very easy to clean. Although the product goes on your skin green, again, it dries quickly and becomes colorless. Also, it has a menthol smell to it. For me, it is not a problem, but it could be for someone who is ultra sensitive to certain smells. It never drips when I put it on my skin and dries rather quickly (again, I stand in front of the fan to help the process and get the extra cooling sensation). I am curious about the BioFreeze spray too, so I purchased a bottle and will try it when it arrives. Worst case scenario, I know I can always rely on the roll-on if the spray is not as effective.
For those suffering from any type of pain, whether it be nerve, arthritis, or muscle related, I highly recommend trying this product. I cannot believe the results and I am truly happy that there is a product for my sensitive skin that will not melt my flesh and actually heal the pain for at least 8 hours after use (long-lasting).