5 Great Gift Ideas for Back Pain Sufferers
Spine Care in the Stockings
Though it can be a stressful and busy time, the holiday season does force you to think about your loved ones and what their needs are. And while not every gift you get needs to be so, this time of year certainly offers a chance to give them something that can really help in their life. This is especially the case if your friend or family member suffers from back pain. While a sweater is nice, here you have a chance to make a real impact on their quality of life.
So what sorts of gifts are good for those with back pain? If you’re a sufferer, what should you put on the wish list? We’ve taken a look and rounded up five great ideas for this holiday season:
1. Specialty Pillows
Back pain sufferers don’t have it easy, so whatever you can do to ease the burden on their spine is going to be helpful. A good, supportive pillow may make the perfect gift. The type depends on the area of pain; orthopedic neck pillows can help cradle the cervical spine, while body pillows are especially good for side-sleepers. In addition, gel supports for office chairs or car seats can also help prevent pain.
2. Ergonomic Office Supplies
Office workers with back pain have it tough. Prolonged sitting can seriously inflame back problems, and unbeknownst to most, the typical desk and computer arrangement does this population few favors. Ergonomic keyboards, laptops, and chairs—since they’re specifically designed to promote healthy posture—can make perfect gifts. Of course, specially designed office chairs can do a great deal, but even just a keyboard that allows arms to positioned naturally will be appreciated.
3. Heating Pads
When applied, heating pads provide comfort while also stimulating blood flow to affected areas. Nowadays there are more types of these than ever before, with everything from weighted types designed for neck and back pain relief, to those that have built-in massagers. If you suffer from back pain, these are good to put on the wish list, and if you’re shopping for a sufferer, this could be a good way to go.
4. Bath Supplies
Another way that back pain sufferers may seek out relief is by taking a relaxing bath. This being the case, bath supplies like special soaps or even a padded shower seat or supportive bath pillow will bolster the experience. Anything that can enrich this nurturing experience will undoubtedly help anyone suffering from a spine condition.
5. A Voucher for Help
A stocking stuffer and a great idea if you’re on a budget is for healthy friends or family to offer direct help with chores, cleaning, yard work, or other tasks that can be difficult for those in pain. It’s also a good way to spend a little time with a friend or family member, which is priceless in itself. Turn the offer of help into a gift by designing a promissory voucher for your services. The greatest gifts don’t have to be expensive!
A Season Free of Spine Pain
A thoughtful gift for a back pain sufferer is one that will pay dividends down the line. Spine issues can cloud every aspect of day-to-day living, and management of these conditions can be a drawn out process. But care shouldn’t be an individual process; with supportive friends and family—alongside medical attention—back pain can be taken on and managed. This holiday season, it’s worth thinking about what you can do to end the suffering.
If you or a loved one suffers from back or neck pain, the team at North American Spine can help. Employing the latest and best in minimally-invasive techniques and technologies, these experts have helped countless patients achieve effective relief from their conditions. Find out more about what they do by calling 469-638-0208 today!