CATEGORY: Topical Pain Relief: Creams, Gels, and Rubs
TYPES: Counterirritants, Salicylates, Capsaicin, Natural, Unscented, Homeopathic, Aromatherapy, Organic, Hypoallergenic, Foams, Sticks, Powders, Liquids, Roll-Ons, Sports Creams, Omega 3, Herbals, Orthopedic Total Pain Relief Creams, EFAC Pain Relieving Creams, Corganics, Miracle Rubs, Pain Vanishing Gels, “Tiger” Rubs, Blue Comfort Super Pain Relief Creams W/ Emu Oil & Anti Inflammatory Joint Pain Compound with Deep Penetrants
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> A top seller on Amazon, so it does appear to work
> There are numerous positive Penetrex customer online reviews
> Relatively inexpensive
> Easy to apply
> Creams can be messy
> Pain relieving rubs and creams only treat the symptoms by masking them, they don’t address what could be causing the muscle pain – which is usually bio-mechanical in nature
Last year, external analgesic rubs had approximately $275 million in sales in the United States… Despite those big sales numbers, there is scant evidence that any of the creams actually work. Some doctors point out that no physical changes occur at the spot where the creams are applied — even if they give the not-unpleasant sensation of heat or cold — and suggest that the only real benefit could be that of a placebo.
-The New York Times, May 6, 2009
Most back, neck & joint pain can be traced back to one common cause: Misalignment. In accordance with the chain link theory of bio-mechanics & common sense, if one moving part in a system is out of alignment, then the other moving parts in a system are out of alignment because everything is connected. The moving parts of your skeletal system all have to work together in unison to function optimally with minimal wear and tear (friction). When misalignment occurs, it increases the friction between these moving parts and wear, tear, pain and strain is the result. Unlike Penetrex cream, the BODY-ALINE treats the root cause of most back, neck & joint pain by realigning your entire body. Once your body is realigned & functioning optimally, your need to apply Penetrex can go away. This analysis summarizes why, in our opinion, the BODY-ALINE is a better overall solution for most chronic back pain, compared to even the best back pain relief rubs, creams & gels; which Penetrex is.
A Personal Review of Penetrex Pain Relieving Cream/Rub from BODY-ALINE Co-Inventor Jason Bowman…
Fortunately, I don’t have a need to buy any pain relieving creams like Penetrex because I don’t have any constant pain anywhere (knock on wood). I firmly believe this is because I stay hydrated & keep my body in perfect alignment with the BODY-ALINE. However, if I did need to buy a pain relieving cream, I would only do so with an understanding that it’s on a temporary basis and I need to figure out what’s actually causing my pain in order to experience permanent lasting relief. This is what you should do too.