In a complaint filed Monday in federal district court in Oklahoma City, the FTC alleged Blue Stuff, McClung Advertising Inc. and their president, McClung, made unsubstantiated claims in their infomercials that the topical creams relieve "severe" pain.
The infomercials -- as well as brochures and a company Web site -- claim the creams provide significant or complete relief of severe pain, such as "excruciating sciatic nerve pain," pain from "crushed vertebrae" and "awful" pain cause by a brain tumor, the FTC said.
Vultures like these continually prey on those who are looking for help. If you have any of the listed conditions, you will do just about anything to make the pain go away. So far, there has been no indication that this product hurt anyone, but countless other frauds do.
I have found it helpful to do the stretching exercises my physical therapist recommends. Do some core strengthening exercises, such as the ones highlighted at The Mayo Clinic. By keeping your core strong, your back won't put itself in a position to cause that sciatica pain you are having.