Recovering from my back injury thanks to Salonpas.
{I couldn't have managed some days without them.}

SalonpasThis is a long overdue review but it will be worth the wait.  I've been dealing with a back injury since June and I have been in excruciating pain and even unable to function some days.  I've seen a chiropractor, went to a spine specialist, seen my family doctor, tried yoga, had an MRI, been to a rolfer and I have even tried rest and now I am in physical therapy.

I've taken pain meds, steroids, muscle relaxers, aspirin, motrin, a nerve pain medicine and I'm sure a few other things during this whole ordeal.  One thing I could count on was a Salonpas Pain Relief Patch.  They were heavenly.  I could use the patch or gel and even the spray {all from Salonpas} and feel comfortable enough to move and venture out of the house.  While at home I can use an ice pack or heating pad when needed but I didn't have the freedom of a patch or topical so Salonpas rescued me from the bed. 

Salonpas has allowed me to have pain relief without taking medication and I am thankful.  I am a busy mom with four kids so my life is all about taking care of my family, packing lunches, cooking dinner, taking the dog out and just being a mom.  {The best job in the world.}  Pain medications make you feel loopy and tired and it's hard to be that way with the responsibilities that I have and then there are the side effects that are a mile long so Salonpas has helped me a lot.

I wear my patch while sleeping, while taking the kids to school, cooking dinner and even just resting in bed typing this post up.

I want to share with you more about Salonpas. 

The Adventures of Supermom, Michelle Lee


Salonpas Provides Powerful Relief When and Where It's Needed With the
Launch of Three New Pill-Free Products

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The Institute of Medicine reports that nearly a third of Americans experience long-lasting pain, which is costing the nation at least $558 billion per year in medical bills, sick days and lost productivity. Hisamitsu America, a division of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., and the manufacturers of Salonpas®, www.salonpas.us, the one and only over-the-counter ("OTC") pain patch that is FDA approved and clinically proven, today announces the release of three new pill-free OTC products to alleviate pain.

Salonpas' new pain relieving products are available at leading retailers nationwide, and include:

* Salonpas® Pain Relieving GEL-PATCH HOT-L introduces the healing powers of pepper, representing a medical advancement in patch therapy by featuring capsaicin (0.025%) and menthol (1.25%) in a soothing cloth that is ideal for relief of minor aches and pains in the shoulder, upper back and lower back.


"Capsaicin is an ingredient found in some hot peppers, including cayenne peppers, which makes the peppers spicy hot," says John Incledon, President & CEO, Hisamitsu America, Inc. "When capsaicin is used on the skin topically, it helps relieve pain by first stimulating and then diminishing the intensity of pain signals in the body," says Dr. Ken Kronhaus, M.D., Ph.D. and Host of Good Day Health with Dr. Ken. "The Salonpas Pain Relieving GEL-PATCH HOT provides up to 8 hours of pain relief."

* Nothing beats a good massage... until now. Hisamitsu America introduces Salonpas® Pain Relieving Massage Foam which delivers a new pain relief sensation for tough pain. "Combining the benefits of self-massage with a powerful, clean-drying medicine provides relief for even tough pain," says Dr. Kronhaus. "With active ingredients menthol (3%) and methyl salicylate (10%), the Salonpas® Pain Relieving Massage Foam is an easy-to-use topical analgesic that delivers pain relief in seconds. For the temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain associated with strains, sprains, bruises, simple backache and arthritis, simply spray the foam onto the fingertips or palm for no longer than 3 seconds, and massage well on the affected area until the crackling sound stops."

* Pain sufferers can now experience a blast of cooling pain relief with Salonpas® Pain Relieving Jet Spray. When you experience pain, you want fast relief. With active ingredients menthol (3%) and methyl salicylate (10%), the Salonpas® Pain Relieving Jet Spray is an easy-to-use topical analgesic for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains associated with strains, sprains, bruises, simple backache and arthritis. Using a highly pressurized jet force, the Salonpas Pain Relieving Jet Spray delivers a strong cooling effect to the skin minus any greasy feeling or messy drip. Tuck the Salonpas Pain Relieving Jet Spray into your gym or sports bag, and get a fast blast of pain relief anytime, anywhere.

"Achieving good health, freedom from pain, and a lifestyle rich in vitality is the foundation for all we do at Hisamitsu," says Incledon. "While most Americans turn to OTC pills to relieve pain, topical analgesic pain relief -- as found in patches, creams, foams and sprays -- is gaining greater market recognition, and we are proud to have been voted the 'Best New Topical Analgesic in 2012' by Better Homes & Gardens."

"While transdermal and other topical drug therapies are more popular in Europe and Asia, the United States is still predominately a pill culture," says Dr. Kronhaus. "When people self-medicate with over-the-counter pain pills, they run the risk of potential drug interactions that can lead to unintended or unsuspected dangerous side effects, such as liver failure or heart damage. A locally-acting transdermal patch is designed to deliver controlled-release medication slowly through the skin for a long period of time. By relying on transdermal pain patches, topical foams, sprays and gels for pain relief -- without the use of pills -- you can be assured of making a safer choice."

Hisamitsu America is also proud to announce sleek new packaging for their marque pain patch products: the SALONPAS® PAIN RELIEF PATCH and SALONPAS® ARTHRITIS PAIN PATCH, which are the first and only FDA-approved OTC pain relieving patches, and manufactured using new ultra-thin Comfort Stretch™ technology that provides effective pain relief for up to 12 hours.

Visit their site:  www.salonpas.us

Thank you so much Salonpas for allowing me to review such great products while dealing with my back pain.  I really cannot thank you enough.

**I wasn't paid to post this.  I was sent free samples so I could review them and tell you all about them.**



Comments

Barbara Mayes said…
I thought I knew everything about Salonpas products, but I didn't know about the foam! Thanks for the great review!
Supermom said…
Thank you Barbara! It has helped me so much!!!