I have tried many different topicals for back pain: Lidocaine patches voltarin gel ketamine topical ketamine plus flexeril topical ketamine plus Ibupropin topical
of these volarin gel helps short term and a little ketamine plus flexeril helps or ketamine alone helped a little more, but it does go somewhat systemic and gave me a few side effects such as a feeling of disaccociation or being a bit outside yourself (not very strong but there), toes started tingling, the flexeril gave me palpitations even as a cream and somewhat sleepy. Lidocaine didn't work at all for me hope this helps Marieh9View Thread
Hi Anon_66519 I personally havent' tried it but my friend did and it really worked for her. I have also failed two physical therpists (both injured me much worse than when I got injured. I think it is not for everyone but may help SI joint disfunction and some other problems. marieh9View Thread
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