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Thoughtful Gift Ideas For People With Backpain Or Sciatica

Updated on October 15, 2014

Gifts For People With Sciatic And Back Pain

Here you will find the perfect present for someone with sciatic or back pain. Show them you care with a Image credit: Contour Freedom Back Massage

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Duro-Med Contoured Memory Foam Lumbar Support - Support Cushion with Strap in Burgundy

I have one similar to this. I find the memory foam ideal for my back when I need a smaller cushion to carry around or just want my lower back supported. Well worth it.

Back Supports

Contour Freedom Back Massage - Back support with massage

Contour Freedom Back Massage
Contour Freedom Back Massage

I personally own this contour freedom back support/massager.


Effective Support For Back When Sitting

It is very supportive for all over the back, very firm and supportive.

It has the added delight of a massager which can be turned on or off run by batteries which is very soothing. Nice blue colour.

I have used this at work, at home on the sofa, on public transport and it has certainly saved me a lot of discomfort when I have to sit for long periods of time.

Thermo Sensitive Memory Foam Seat Cushion - Full back support

Thermo Sensitive Memory Foam Seat Cushion
Thermo Sensitive Memory Foam Seat Cushion

With this product the whole length of the back is supported including the neck.


Memory Foam Cushion

Memory foam is great for contouring to the body and giving greater comfort and support.

The elastic strap keeps it securely in place.

Saddle Seating

Sitting can be very difficult and painful for people with lower back pain and sciatica due to pressure on the nerves.

It is important to have as comfortable a sitting position as possible and this saddle type cushion can help to give more support to you r hips and spine to be more comfortable for you .

Full Body Pillows

Help Ease Back Pain

I have direct and personal experience of backpain and bilateral sciatica from my hips to my knees. I know full well the toll it can take living daily in pain. So I am talking from first hand experience here.

I also know the appreciation when something helps to ease that pain and to start to make the backpain or sciatica feel better.

Backpain can take over your life if you let it and the pain can be terrible. An unseen condition, people do not often get much sympathy for backpain. It is important to do what you can to help yourself to make your back feel better.

If you have backpain or sciatica or know someone who does, a few well chosen gifts to help them with their backpain can be very thoughtful and even to give them a boost to start them on their way to taking control of the condition.

Comfort U Body Pillow

Comfort U Ergonomic Body Bed Pillow - Regular
Comfort U Ergonomic Body Bed Pillow - Regular

Another great body pillow - multi positional for a comfortable nights sleep and machine washable.


Comfort-U Total Body Pillow - Full Support Pillow

I love full body support pillows!

This one offers total body support to help relieve pain, cushioning and supporting the back and neck helping to keep your spine in good alignment. Is complete with a full pillow case.

Much better in my experience than messing around with trying to position pillows.

A Travel Gift

If you know someone who travels a lot but has back or sciatic pain or simply finds sitting in airline or train seats difficult and uncomfortable, this cushion could be a very welcome gift.

When folded in half it provides great lumbar support, fully out it gives support to back, neck and shoulders.

Back Pain Books

Healing Back Pain - Mind-Body Connection in back pain Explored

Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection
Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection

A very interesting read that can give insight to the root of some back pains. Useful for anyone who is wanting to learn more about back pain.


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      RaintreeAnnie 3 years ago from UK

      @GiftsByDiana I think your Mum would have so appreciated that pillow and what a lovely thing to do for her. Thank you for visiting here.

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      Diana Burrell-Shipton 3 years ago from Hubbard, Ohio, USA

      My Dad has this and before we lost Mom last year to cancer, her back hurt so bad that I sewed a special small pillow for her to use. I use it now and think of her :)

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      RaintreeAnnie 4 years ago from UK

      @tuliprose lm: You can do things to help yourself with sciatica. Of course do follow your Drs recommendations always but do investigate some of these helpful items, I love mine and you might find they get "borrowed" by others too! Take good care of yourself.

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      RaintreeAnnie 4 years ago from UK

      @LisaAuch1: Yes I like that a sciatic a survival pack is necessary. I like heat on my back if I get any twinges now, some people prefer cold so those packs are good for either.

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      RaintreeAnnie 4 years ago from UK

      @CrossCreations: It is blissful! I never had one before i got back pain and sciatica but even then I think it would have been lovely, since then of course it has been just wonderful!

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      RaintreeAnnie 4 years ago from UK

      @ecogranny: Sciatica is pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from the back of the pelvis, down both legs to the feet.Its the longest nerve in the body. The pain can be felt in many ways from a burning , pins and needles, crawling, sharp, dull etc there are many ways. It can be felt or radiate to only part of the nerve for example the upper segments or in one leg or as in my case all the way from the hips to the feet in both legs .It can be mild or extremely painful, intermittent (like when sitting a long time) or all the time. The aim of many of the supports is to take the pressure off the nerve and to support the structure of the back/spine and muscles to help ease the discomfort. The closer the spine is to a good alignment the better chance there is of easing the pain. The aim of most muscle balance therapy - as in Lose the Back Pain system and other physio type work is to get the spine and hips into a better posture and alignment so that the pressure is taken off the nerve therefore easing pain. The problem most of us have is that it is difficult to sit and even more difficult to sleep in a correct posture All the time so thats where these supports are invaluable. Not to replace muscle balance therapies but to help us. I could not have done without my support cushions and sleep pillows. I would also recommend that you do take regular breaks from sitting if you are getting nerve pain. Hope that helps to answer your query - there is a LOT more to it but tried to explain in a nutshell! I do explain it more in some of my other sciatica and back pain pages if you are interested.

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      I'm curious how the saddle works, as I do feel nerve pain when I spend too much time at the computer. And I'd love to curl up next to that full body pillow. My daughter has one and loves it.

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      tuliprose lm 4 years ago

      I've recently developed sciatica and like the look of the memory foam pillow.

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      Carolan Ross 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      That whole body pillow looks delightful for sciatica and back pain.

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      Lisa Auch 5 years ago from Scotland

      I love my wheat filled herbal heat packs! I always get a new one for Xmas, i am loving the 4pc Full Set Herbal Heat Packs Cold/ Microwave Hot Use, this is fantastic as it is important to have in your sciatica surviva pack , hot and cold compress for these really sore days :)

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      nightbear lm 5 years ago

      Thoughtful gifts for someone suffering with sciatica