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AMAZING...really! Respite from Chronic and Nerve Pain...
on March 14, 2013
I came upon Prologel when doing yet another online search for something that might help with the intransigent nerve and other pain that I have suffered for almost twenty years now. The source of the pain is three heavily damaged disks in my lumbar spine, as well as a fourth with a large annular tear, the result of a nasty car accident. Surgery currently offers no terrific odds, and I have done every type of Physical Therapy there is over the years, with varying (but not in any way lasting, thus far) results.
My goal has been a reasonably normal life, preferably without the crippling daily nerve pain that almost nothing seems to assuage. Prologel, however...PROLOGEL. Naturally, upon finding it I was skeptical yet desperate (as I'm sure most of us with chronic pain are!). After reading Dr. Howie's explanation about how it worked, I decided to give it a try, especially since I'd recently ordered an ultrasound unit as well.
When the Prologel arrived before the unit, I thought I'd give it a try by itself. I had my husband massage some in before bed (after a shower, as suggested). I figured that it would take at least several days before I'd feel any change, if then...but just three or four hours after it being put on (in the middle of the night, mind!) I realized that I was actually able to sleep on my back without the endless fidgeting that has characterized my sleep since the accident, (and more as the years go by).
Thrilled, but still wary (y'all know what I mean, don'tcha? Of course you do!) I put some on my back again the following night, along with some on my hands, bound up with arthritis and carpal/nerve issues as well. By morning, I was a BELIEVER! My husband, once a Tai Kwon Do Forms World Champion, said that even what was on his hands from applying it to my back had been enough to make his hands feel better than they had in years, and everything that I've put it on since has enjoyed the same relief from pain with Prologel, all without any side effects discernible!
Now I use it both by itself and with the ultrasound unit to drive it a bit deeper into my back...but either way, I think that you'll find it amazing if you try it. Anyone who has suffered nerve pain knows how hard it is to treat. I've been on various medications over the years, largely unhelpful and ALL with side effects. None has worked so well or so easily as PROLOGEL.
Even my sciatica symptoms, which drive me mad from time to time, relented much faster than usual with the application of Prologel on the affected areas...and the pain and irritating sensation (the burning, the tingling, the numbness, etc. etc. etc.)were not as bad or as long lasting as they typically are.
I'm not going to tell you that Prologel will take away ALL your pain. I'm not going to tell you that Prologel is a cure. But for those of us who deal daily with chronic pain: PAIN that makes life harder than it should be; PAIN that makes maintaining a sunny outlook difficult to impossible; PAIN that makes you wonder sometimes if it's worth even trying to continue; then Prologel offers something important. Prologel offers some PAIN-FREE hours, maybe a night's worth of reasonably PAIN-FREE sleep...and to those who spend the bulk of their time in pain, THAT'S A PRETTY BIG DEAL.
Full disclosure...I have NO connection whatsoever to Dr. Howie or to anyone who researched Prologel or anyone who makes or markets it. NONE.
I found it via an online search, and I'm just happy as hell that I did. I hope all of you who suffer will at least give it a shot. It's a bit pricey, no question...but I've spent more on less over the years, and I'm sure that all of us have. Give it a go...the less painless time that you could gain will be WORTH IT. Thanks, Dr. Howie, for understanding that Pain changes humans, and makes them less than they could be...to themselves and to others. Thank you for creating something that actually works to level the playing field a bit for those of us that suffer. You rock!