Why Don't Back Pain Creams Numb Hands?

16 September 2016, 14:05

Bad Back

Mystery Hour Question

Paul, Northolt

My wife has got a bad back, and last night I rubbed some analgesic into her back to numb the pain.  But how come my hands didn’t go numb?

Answer

**Definitive**

Name: Hazel, Hammersmith

Qualification: Nurse

Answer: Most of the creams on the market contain diclofenac as an active ingredient, which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory.  It doesn’t contain any numbing property.  The diclofenac he rubs in targets the inflammation, so the hand feels no different because there is no pain there.

 

James O'Brien head in hands

'Which EU Law Are You Most Looking Forward To Losing?'

Nigel Farage Capitol

The Nigel Farage Show: Watch Live From 7pm

Katie Hopkins On McCanns

Katie Hopkins: Madeleine McCann Will Never Come Home

James O'Brien

This Moment Perfectly Illustrates Why Corbyn Can't Win An Election

Comments

Loading...