If you have friends, family or co-workers who suffer with back or neck pain, they may appreciate a holiday gift that helps them manage their symptoms. Here is a list of gift ideas suitable for people with back or neck pain.
"Stott Pilates Ultimate Back Care" gives a core workout for those with back problems. The workout is geared to increase strength and flexibility of the spine.
The Back Care Conditioning Kit with Support Ball consists of an oblong ball, which provides more stability than a spherical one, and a VHS with a 15-minute workout targeting the back, legs and abs. An air pump and a visual guide to the exercises are included.
Strengthen back and core muscles, and restore the natural curve of your spine, with this at-home routine.
A 3-part workout (60 minutes total) begins with an integrative warm-up and proceeds to specific yoga poses targeted to strengthen, coordinate and stretch the spine. The final section covers restorative poses, allowing you to see your habitual movements.
Help your child develop good postural habits while having fun.
Sitting on a ball exercises the core posture muscles, as they work to keep you balanced and upright.
Written by a physical therapist specializing in the back, this book is a must for understanding how to select back care treatments. It covers how the multifidus muscle is involved in almost all painful back conditions.
Both heat and cold are used for back pain conditions. Dual purpose hot/cold packs are convenient and cost-effective.
Massage loungers can cost $50 or more. They are a great way to unwind and shake out the tension from the day.
Sound is often used as a pain management therapy. These days, sound healing comes in many forms. In fact, reviewers from the Cochrane Library reviewed 14 research studies on the effects of music on pain
and pain reduction efforts. They found that music was second only to medications for pain relief in over 400 patients.