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Gifts for People with Bad Backs

Updated on December 9, 2014

"My aching back!" Some Reasons for Bad Backs

Back pain. Most everybody suffers from an aching back at some time or another in their life.

The causes of a bad back are many -- herniated disks, scoliosis, or the more common and more easily treated pulled muscle; lifting one heavy item incorrectly can trigger a muscle spasm in the lower back, even in the person who never before had one bad-back incident.

If someone on your gift-giving list has a bad back, here are some great gift ideas -- from the inexpensive stocking stuffer at Christmas to that big and expensive lifesaver, the personal massage chair.

(image courtesy of wikimedia commons)

I have suffered from back problems since I was 14 years old. I was competing with my classmates in the high jump. I cleared the bar easily but landed awkwardly -- not to mention painfully -- on my left hip. I later developed scoliosis.

That gym-class incident occurred in 1964. So take it from me... I have had years of experience in managing my back pain.


Tens relief for tight muscles

Relief for Bad Backs - A Great Way to Relieve Back Pain on Your Own

Body Back Buddy Classic - Trigger Point Back Massager, Full Body Muscle Pain Relief, Handheld Massage Stick, Massage Cane, Instructions Included (Blue Marbled)
Body Back Buddy Classic - Trigger Point Back Massager, Full Body Muscle Pain Relief, Handheld Massage Stick, Massage Cane, Instructions Included (Blue Marbled)
The Body Back Buddy is by far the best hook massage tool in my collection for a number of reasons. First off, I also own the standard S-Hook as well as the Theracane and from my experience with all three, this one is the winner by a long shot. The S-Hook's main advantage is the ability to take it apart, which makes it very compact for travel purposes. But even still, I like to take the BBB with me unless compact space is absolutely critical. The Thera-Cane's main advantage is its simplicity. It is one-sided and fairly light-weight compared to the BBB. (amazon review by D. Kim "DeyBwah")
 

Holistic Therepies Versus Western Medicine - Chakra healing? Or prescription meds and surgery?

A debate on how to best relieve back pain.

In managing your bad back, do you prefer a holistic approach or one prescribed by Western medicine?

Rest Your Bad Back a Spell and Let Me Know You Stopped By - Happy holidays!

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    • Monika Weise profile image

      Monika Weise 

      8 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      I know lots of people with bad backs, thanks for the gift ideas!

    • tracy159 profile image

      Tracy Smith 

      8 years ago from Maryville, TN

      My husband had spinal fusion done, I try to find way to help ease his pain that he get from over doing and lefting too much.

    • Gypzeerose profile image

      Rose Jones 

      8 years ago

      The back is so, so important, thanks for bringing this information to us.

    • Joyce Mann profile imageAUTHOR

      Joyce T. Mann 

      8 years ago from Bucks County, Pennsylvania USA

      @Virginia Allain: Yes, I do recommend cushions for lumbar support. Thank you for the reminder.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      Do you recommend those back cushions for back pain? I find when I have lower back pain that they seem helpful to me.

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