Thank you to Signal Relief for providing me with products to facilitate my blog review. All opinions are 100% my own.
If you follow my reviews regularly, then you will likely remember me saying that my mom and stepfather have chronic pains. When I get asked to review pain relief products, I often call them in for help. That is the situation today. I was recently asked to try Signal Relief patches. My mom and stepfather were happy to give them a try. The following are my mom’s thoughts.
No matter what age we are or how active or healthy we may be, most of us will experience some level of body pain. This could be pain from occasionally overworking a muscle, maybe some nerve pain, or a chronic condition that causes ongoing pain. My husband and I are both 68 years old. One way we know it’s a new day is that our pain has moved from one location to another. No kidding. One day it’s hip pain. The next day it could be thigh or back pain. That leads us to this review of the Signal Relief pain patch.
My daughter asked if we wanted to try the Signal Relief pain patches (one for each of us) and we jumped at the opportunity. My husband has back pain probably 3-4 days of the week. He is very active on a day-to-day basis but I am sure he isn’t lifting with his legs or doing some of his other chores correctly. He may start splitting firewood or chipping tree branches using the correct form, but after a few hours, he just wants it done and he doesn’t care what body part he is overusing. By that evening or the next morning, he wishes he would have paid more attention. Too late. That brings us to the Signal Relief pain patch. First I scanned the QR code that came with the patch so I would know where to apply the Relief patch. It isn’t always best to apply the patch right on the painful area. Sometimes it is a few inches away. After I knew where the patch needed to be applied, I followed the instructions to stick the adhesive to the proper side of the patch. The key is to follow the instructions precisely. Don’t assume you know what you’re doing and skip reading them. That mistake will turn something extremely easy into something frustrating.
Once the Signal Relief pain patch is applied to the correct area of the body for your specific pain, it could take up to 24 hours for the pain to lessen. That wasn’t the case with us. My husband said he felt relief after about an hour or so. He wasn’t exactly sure because he was sitting down watching something on TV but when he stood up, there was no pain. He was impressed…to say the least…and very pleased that he didn’t have to wait the full 24 hours.
My pain area is in my right hip (bursitis, arthritis, and bone spurs). By the instructions on the QR code, I applied the patch and was hoping I would feel relief within the hour like Dave did. Unfortunately, I wasn’t as lucky but I did feel relief well before 24 hours. I probably put the patch on around 8:00 or 9:00 PM and went to bed around 11:00. By the time I woke up around 6:00 AM, my pain was much better. So I can’t tell you exactly how long it took but I was thrilled to wake up with less pain than normal.
The adhesive lasts through multiple showers and lots of sweating (not to be too gross). When it was time to take the patch off and remove the adhesive that was an easy process also. Just rub the adhesive with your thumb to loosen up the edge and then slowly peel it off. It comes off in one piece which thrilled me.
My patch showed a bit through my leggings. I usually wear tight leggings rather than looser jeans or dresses and the Signal Relief patch is thick and rigid enough that I could see the outline under my leggings. I don’t know that anyone else could see it but I knew where it was….if you know what I mean.
Dave’s patch (it was on his back so he couldn’t reach it) would sometimes get affected by the waist of his jeans so occasionally he would ask me to check it to make sure it was still in place. There were times when I could tell that it had moved a bit so I would just press it back into place.
The only real issue I had didn’t even have to do with the Signal Relief patch itself. It was about the QR code that needed to be scanned to know the correct placement of the patch. I have several older friends who don’t have smartphones so they wouldn’t be able to scan the QR code. Thankfully, there is a 1-800 number provided if someone needs personalized attention and isn’t able to scan the QR code. Problem solved.
If you have chronic pain, check out Signal Relief pain patches.
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Hello, my name is Laurie. My family and I live near the Oregon coast. When we aren’t at work, in school, or on the volleyball court, we enjoy traveling, cheering for our favorite sports teams, playing outdoors, and checking off items on our bucket list. We are lucky in that both sets of our parents, as well as our siblings and their families, live within an hour of us. We get together often to help one another out, celebrate milestones, and go on adventures together.
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