Thursday, April 29, 2010

Things I Love Today: Salonpas

I have a pinched nerve in my back that occasionally flares up and leaves most of my left side aching. When it was really bad, a steroid injection was the only fix.

But I've found some tricks to help avoid another trip to the specialist.
At the risk of sounding even more like an old-lady, I'm absolutely dedicated to Salonpas. They're japanese pain relief patches originally created in 1847. Essentially Ben-Gay on a piece of tape. A couple days of patches plus some exercise and ibuprofin and you're back in business. They're amazing for any kind of ache or pain.


mamacita said...

Yep, I love them, too. The larger patches are great for cramps, too.

Marga said...

The smell of icy hot brings back college memories. My roommate used it all the time. I guess we started getting old at 19!

genevieve said...

I am writing this with a Salonpas patch on my back RIGHT NOW! Godsend, seriously.