Are there any pain rubs that actually work? I stood in the store tonight looking at all the products and I think I've tried most of them and didn't have much luck. I don't know if it's the cold weather or what, but my sciatica is screaming. I've had my TENS unit on almost all day and could really use some relief (I've had a couple of oxycodone and just decided to give in and take a Lyrica too). I could really stand to have something I could rub on my hip and the back of my leg -- if only something would work. Have any of you found an effective rub on pain reliever?
3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.