Which is the best cream pain relief?

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Anna Smith
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   Posted 9/12/2017 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I try to find more information about cream/gel for back pain.
Who can give me some advise about it?
I search on google : have many cream/gel. But I don't know which is best.
1. BioFreeze
2. Tiger Balm
3. Icy Hot
4. Sore No More
5. Rub On Relief
6. CryoDerm

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   Posted 9/12/2017 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
There are a few over the counter products that contain lidocaine. I would look for a lidocaine containing product.

A better option is to discuss with your local compounding pharmacist options for compounded pain relief ointments and creams. These do have to have an MD prescription but are more effective and with better potency than anything you can find over the counter. Compounded pain creams and ointments usually contain a combination of lidocaine, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, gabapentin or neurotin, and ketamine. Any pharmacist would have knowledge of the more commonly available compounded options.

A holistic option that is effective is Arnica. Arnica is a homeopathic pain compound - available as an oral tablet and topical cream. I use Arnica and highly recommend it. It is safe with no interactions.
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   Posted 9/12/2017 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Karen has given you some great tips. On your list, I am a user of Tiger Balm & have been for years. If you have arthritis in your back you may want to ask your dr to give you a script for Voltaren gel. I have this too. Keep in mind this is a trial & error type thing, we each are different.

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