Tiger Balm really is my best friend. My lower back is pretty well on the messed up side. This is from youthful injuries and just other long term stupidity on my part. The point is somedays it gets really tight and painful. Somedays it absolutely locks up to the point where I can’t bend it. Normally a nice hot shower or a heating pad loosens it up so that it can function. Aspirin dulls the pain some. However Tiger Balm burns the pain right out of me. It gets the muscles nice and relaxed as well so that it makes it easier for me to function.
Sure, I need to get back in to my hard core stretching to keep my back at its most flexible, but Tiger Balm really is magic in a little jar.