Gifts for People with Bad Backs
"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.
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Mineral ice is nice -- and inexpensive
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.
Relief for Bad Backs - A Great Way to Relieve Back Pain on Your Own
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?