5 Valentine’s Day gift ideas for a loved one with back pain

Boxes of chocolates, long-stemmed red roses, diamond jewelry. How about wowing your loved one this year with a Valentine’s Day gift that is useful? So many people suffer from back pain, and they’re all looking for products to relieve it. Whether you’re on a diamond or chocolate budget, there is something out there in your price range. Here are five fantastic options that could bring your loved one some relief this February.


  1. Back support

    A lumbar cushion is a great, inexpensive gift that can help relieve back pain while sitting. A popular choice is one made out of memory foam, which molds to the shape of your back. Lumbar cushions help maintain posture, so you sit with your spine in alignment, disallowing any unnatural movement that could cause pain or discomfort. Most are made to hug the natural curve of your lower back.

  2. Neck support

    If your loved one has neck pain, a memory foam pillow could be a great option. It supports the head so that it is in proper alignment while sleeping. Another type of neck support is a c-shaped pillow, which can be for sleeping and traveling. The shape sits on your shoulders so you can lean your head onto it. Some even come with built in ice packs that slip into the cushion, allowing for icing of injured or sore neck muscles.

  3. Massage cushions

    There are many massage cushions on the market today that mimic the feel of a real massage. Features could include vibration, heat, and rollers. With a tense back sitting at a desk, driving in the car, or any other time seated, a massage cushion is a great way to unwind tense muscles. Regular massages can get expensive over time, so this could be a good alternative.

  4. New desk chair

    People with desk jobs spend hours sitting during the day. A comfy desk chair could be a saving grace for someone with a sore back. When buying a chair, look for an ergonomic version with lumbar support, arm rests and a swivel feature. All of these amenities are great for people with upper or lower back pain. They help with posture and alignment, and will put the body in a proper, more comfortable, position for sitting.

  5. Massage certificate

    Massage can be specified for your loved one’s back problem. Make it romantic and arrange for a couple’s massage for a relaxing Valentine’s Day. Try scheduling a Shiatsu, deep tissue or Swedish massage, depending on the type of back pain. There are also many massage parlors that offer a monthly plan, which may ease back pain for a longer period of time.

If your loved one is in pain, try giving them something practical this Valentine’s Day. They might be more appreciative than you know.

Comments (2)

Izbe Cnt February 10, 2013

I have been living with horrible pain for 7 years. I have spurs in all thorax spine and bulging disc all over my spine. I have tried everything. Terapy, tens, blocks…. I am actually in spine pain care and nothing has fix my horrific problem of living without pain. Not even house simple chores.

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    LSI_Staff February 11, 2013

    Izbe, we are so sorry to hear that you are in such horrible pain. We understand the frustrations of not being able to complete simple household tasks. We recommend calling us at 866-454-2911. A patient coordinator will help you determine if minimally invasive surgery is a good option for you.

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