Thursday, May 12, 2011

~Spazzed Out~

Sunday morning, at church, I was standing by the sink washing my hands and all of a sudden my upper back started hurting. It was pretty painful! I was in a lot of pain all day, in spite of taking some pain killers. On Monday I went to the chiropractor, but he couldn't get a good adjustment. By yesterday my shoulders/upper back were killing me. I couldn't move my head from side to side without pain. I went back to the chiropractor and he still couldn't get an adjustment in! He said I'd had a muscle spasm and my muscles were still too tight.

I was in the reception area and the office manager came out and was talking with me. She mentioned Formula 303 to help manage the pain and relax my muscles. They sell it in their office, so I bought some to give it a try.

Shall I break out in poetry? Formula 303...how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! LOL Seriously though, this is helping me SO MUCH. I can tell when I need to take it again, my muscles start tensing up and the pain gets worse.

Thankfully I went back to the chiropractor yesterday afternoon and between the Formula 303 helping to relax the muscles, and the heat and cold I'd applied, he was finally able to give me an adjustment! Whew. Was I ever glad to hear those pops!

My neck and shoulders are still in quite a bit of pain but it is subsiding. This is the worst my back has ever hurt, with the exception of labor pains! I just can't imagine how people with chronic back pain do it!

After this week, I would highly recommend Formula 303. Of course, do your own research. But if you need to take muscle relaxers, this is a natural way to go. :-)

9 comments:

emerrube said...

I'm glad it helped! I'm a total wuss and would be glad for any pain help! :) And I'm glad you are on the mend.

Susan said...

I first read this when Blogger was down and I couldn't comment. Hope you're better today and have no more problems!

Tammy said...

Thanks! I'm feeling better, though I'm still quite stiff. Hoping to get bck to 100% soon!

randi said...

glad you are feeling better! living with a bad back is tough!

i am going to have my hubs check this out. he has a lot of pain from work. :(

Tammy said...

Thank you, Randi! I hope it will help your husband! It's non-habit forming, non-drowsy too, which is a great benefit. I got it from my chiropractor for $7, it is a little more expensive on the site so if you can find it locally it will probably be less expensive.

A Quiet Gracious Life said...

I know I'm coming to this post a little late but I have chronic back pain from tight muscles so this might be something I should look into taking.

Were there any side affects, did you feel weird while taking it?

Tammy said...

Yes, I highly recommend it! Of course, do your own research and run it past your own chiropractor/doctor.

I didn't feel any side effects at all. It only has three ingredients so you can look those up and see what the individual possible side effects/results of taking it long term would be.

BTW, the link I gave is NOT an affiliate link at all. Just a product that has greatly benefited me and I wanted to pass the information along. :)

A Quiet Gracious Life said...

Thanks Tammy! (o:

SueP said...

Nothing worse than a back spasm. But can I also suggest you try an osteopath? They do all the muscle massage to get the blood flowing and stretch out the muscles so they can then do the bone cracking.
Worth a try and also less damaging than a chiro.