CATEGORY: Topical Pain Relief: Creams, Gels, and Rubs
TYPES: Counterirritants, salicylates, capsaicin
QUALITY BRANDS: Sore No More Natural Pain Relieving Gel, Menthol Pain Relieving Gel w/Vanishing Scent, MuscleCare Extra Strength Roll-On Topical Analgesic, Blue Goo Pain Relief Gel, Polar Frost Cold Gel Tube, SynthaFlex Anti-Inflammatory Cream, China Gel, Fast Freeze Gel, Heet Pain Relieving Formula w/Hands Off Applicator, Aspercreme Pain Relieving Lotion W/Aloe, Cryoderm, Maxx Relief, Cobroxin, Rub-On-Relief, Aspercreme, Myoflex, Blu-Emu Cream, Topricin (All brand names are trademarks of their respective owners)
*All brand names are trademarks of their respective owners & used for review(s) & comparison purposes only.
MINERAL ICE PROS:
> There are hundreds of positive Mineral Ice online reviews proclaiming soothing pain relief. Mineral Ice, along with many other brands of pain relieving rubs & creams, do appear to work.
> Relatively inexpensive
> Easy application – just rub it in
MINERAL ICE CONS:
> Pain relief gels only treat symptoms (like a band aid covering a wound) but don’t treat the proven root cause of most back pain
> Time/money may be better spent trying to treat the reason pain is occurring in the first place
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. 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, as in the case of poor posture, it increases the friction between moving parts and pain occurs. Unlike the Mineral Ice gel, the BODY-ALINE treats the root cause of most back, neck and joint pain by realigning your entire body. Once your body is realigned and functioning optimally, your need to buy Mineral Ice – or any other type of back pain relief gels, creams or rubs – may even go away. This analysis summarizes why, in our opinion, the BODY-ALINE is a better solution for most chronic back pain, compared to even the best back pain relief creams, pills & rubs, which the Mineral Ice reliever is.
A Personal Review of Mineral Ice Pain Relieving Cream/Rub from BODY-ALINE Co-Inventor Jason Bowman…
Fortunately, I don’t have a need to buy any pain relief gels, creams or rubs, like Mineral Ice, because I don’t have chronic constant pain anywhere (knock on wood). I steadfastly believe it’s because I keep hydrated, work out regularly AND keep my body in perfect alignment with the BODY-ALINE. However, if I did need to use a pain relieving cream, I would only do so with an understanding that it’s a temporary fix 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. Make the BODY-ALINE the foundation of your back pain prevention routine and only use products like Mineral Ice when necessary. It shouldn’t be expected to work as a long-term cure for what ails you.