A thoughtful gift that’ll ease the pain of your dad with back problems is very rewarding. I’ve surfed the internet and compiled a list of gifts that’ll put a smile on your dad’s face.
30 Gifts for Your Dad Who Has Back Pain
Comfy Massage on a Bed of Needles: ProsourceFit Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set
Comfy massage on a bed of needles sounds sarcastic, right? However, this spiky acupressure mat is designed to do exactly that—to offer perfect massage using needles. It is covered with plastic dots, each containing 27 spikes or ‘needles’ that apply pressure on the painful back muscles.
The mat has 6,210 acupressure points, while the pillow has 1,782.
Your dad needs to lie on the mat for about 10-30 minutes. This relaxation allows the ‘needles’ to work on the back muscles activating the nervous system and boosting blood circulation.
Additionally, acupressure releases endorphins that block back pain.
This mat is large enough to accommodate wide-bodied people, even your chubby dad.
Kneaded Massage on the Go: MaxKare Shiatsu Electric Back Massager
MaxKare’s Shiatsu Electric Back Massager comes with eight bi-directional rotation knots. It also has an optional heating mode and three adjustable massage intensities to help customize the massage to one’s preference.
Your dad can use this Shiatsu massager anywhere provided there is an AC or DC adapter. He doesn’t have to worry about overheating because it has overheat protection for safe massages.
This massager has an auto shut-off function fitted with an intelligent timer that shuts it off after a 15-minutes massage session.
Soothing, Stretchy Back Massage: American Lifetime Lower Back Stretcher
Sometimes all that’s needed for back pains is a little pressure and readjustment of the muscles, and the American Lifetime Lower Back Stretcher is designed for that.
This back stretcher comes in a curved design with firm but flexible spikes made of EVA foam to gently massage and stretch the back muscles.
The curved design gives it a perfect fit under the user’s back, yielding a gentle stretch while readjusting the muscles.
Brace the Back Pain: Mueller 255 Lumbar Support Back Brace
Help your dad brace his back pains with this Lumbar Support Back Brace, designed to offer maximum support plus firm, adjustable compressions on a painful back.
It features a removable lumbar pad that gently cushions and compresses the lower back.
Your dad can customize his experience to yield different levels of support by using this back brace with or without this lumbar pad.
Additionally, it’s fitted with four flexible steel springs that conform to the shape of the spine.
The springs provide firm support, increase stability, and reduce unwanted back movements that can trigger back pains.
A highlight for this back brace is its breathable material that gives comfy, all-day wear.
Professional Deep Tissue Massage on the Go: Papillon Back Massager
A professional deep tissue massage is soothing, but it becomes more practical when you have it on the go, thanks to the Papillon Back Massager.
It’s designed with four massage nodes to deliver powerful circular deep-tissue kneads imitating a real masseur’s hands.
You can customize the speed and direction of the massage to one’s preference. For enhanced safety, it has a 15-minute auto shut-off feature and overheat protection.
It also has an ergonomic design to match the body contours giving a perfect fit.
Therefore, your dad can position it anywhere on his back or neck, depending on the source of his pain.
Its portability makes it ideal for use on the go.
For Smart Sitting: BackJoy SitSmart Fabric Posture Cushions
What’s more relaxing than a smart sitting that doesn’t hunch your spine or trigger lower back pains? Help your dad relieve discomfort and back pain by getting him BackJoy’s SitSmart Fabric Posture Cushions.
This innovative cushion provides a natural, effective, and safe way to optimize one’s sitting posture to relieve back pains. It has a wider sitting area and a deeper bowl to support different body types.
This posture cushion is designed for use on office chairs, car seats, hard surfaces, desk chairs, or any other sitting surface that may compromise one’s standard spine posture.
For Non-Invasive Infrared Pain Relief: Infrared Heat Lamp for Muscle Pain and Pain Relief
Picture using a lamp to relieve back pain. The Beurer IL50 Infrared Heat Lamp uses light therapy, which provides better pain relief because the light from the lamp penetrates deeper into the underlying body tissues.
The deeper penetration improves blood circulation, reduces muscle soreness, and promotes cell repair.
It’s highly adjustable, allowing your dad to set it directly above the sore parts.
For safety purposes, this heat lamp is fitted with a ceramic glass through which it disperses heat so it doesn’t feel too hot on the skin.
It’s UV-free and has an auto shut-off function and overheat protection.
For a Perfect Spine Stretch: Vive Back Stretcher – 4 Posture Corrector Positions
Vive Back Stretcher comes to the rescue of those seeking an ideal way to stretch their backs. It has a supportive adjustable arch with its three posture corrector positions to relieve tension and pain along the lumbar spine.
The highlight of its well-thought design is a spinal groove lined with a raised textured design to cradle and protect the delicate spine while providing gentle acupressure to reduce pain.
The arch helps restore the natural curvature of the spine, providing optimal pain relief.
This stretcher is lightweight and highly portable, meaning your dad can carry it with him even during trips.
Full Body Vibrating Massage Bed: Full Body Vibrating Mat and Shiatsu Neck Massager
Have you ever heard of a vibrating massage bed? Well, here is one from Belmint. It comes with ten powerful but gentle vibration motors for a soothing, therapeutic, and relaxing full-body massage. The vibrating massage alleviates muscle tension, fatigue, and stress that triggers back pains.
It works with 5 vibration modes, 3 intensity levels, and 4 selective zones. Therefore, with a handheld controller, your dad can select different vibration modes depending on his preference. The massage modes include kneading, tapping, rolling, pulsate, and auto mode (changes through the various massage modes).
Additionally, for a more personalized session, he can set the massage intensity to either low (L), medium (M), or high (H).
This vibrating bed is fitted with a Shiatsu Pillow Massager containing four deep-kneading massage nodes to relieve neck pain.
The mat can be used on the bed, sofa, or floor.
For Lumbar Support: Lumbar Support Pillow Memory Foam Backrest Cushion
This pure memory foam lumbar support pillow is designed to fit perfectly into your dad’s back curves. It aims to correct the sitting position, reducing back pain and providing comfort.
It’s fitted with adjustable elastic straps for a customized feel and to ensure it stays on the seat without slipping or sliding.
It’s ideal for use on an office chair, car seat, home chair, recliner, gaming chair, wheelchair, bus seat, train, and plane seat.
Self-Care Massage Balls: Kieba Massage Lacrosse Balls for Myofascial Release
Kieba Massage Lacrosse Balls are made of solid rubber to support one’s weight, allowing self-myofascial release that alleviates muscle tension and knots.
These massage balls are ideal for trigger point therapy, thus effectively relieving pain from specific back tissues.
To derive the most from these balls, your dad only needs to lean on them then allow his body weight and gravity to work on the sore muscles. He can use these balls while sitting on a chair, lying on the bed, sofa, floor, or yoga mat.
For Back Muscle Rolls: Idson Muscle Roller Stick
Muscle rolls on an achy back work wonders. Your dad can benefit from muscle rolls by using the Idson Muscle Roller Stick, an innovative device used to segmentally compress and stretch sore muscles. It’s effective in reducing muscle soreness, speeding up tissue recovery, and suppressing trigger point sensitivity.
This stick is designed with thermoplastic rubber and polypropylene handles, which offer a firm grip as your dad rolls it over his painful back. The gentle compressions soothe his muscles, taking away his pain.
For Cushioned Sitting and Lumbar Support: Adjustable Memory Foam Seat Cushion
Cushioned sitting is among the top remedies for a bad back. This seat cushion and lumbar support come with a temperature-stable memory foam cushion and a mesh back lumbar support.
The cushion has an ergonomic wedge design, allowing it to distribute your dad’s weight evenly to reduce muscle fatigue and improve blood flow.
It has a u-shape rear cut out, leaving his tailbone to stay suspended, thus reducing pressure on it.
The mesh lumbar support comes with two vertical adjustable straps, allowing your dad to adjust the bend of the frame to his preference.
He can use this device on an office chair, car seat, airplane or bus seat, and wheelchair.
For a Professional Massage Gun: Handheld Muscle Massager
Massage guns aren’t only meant for athletes and fitness enthusiasts; they are also a remedy for back pains. Hethtec Massage Gun is among the popular massage guns designed to boost muscle flexibility and alleviate pain through trigger-point massage therapy.
This percussion massage gun comes with a strong motor, a set of 6 differently shaped massage heads, and 20 speeds for a customized feel.
It has an ergonomic design that offers a perfect grip for ease of use.
If your dad needs extra help using this gun, there’s a handy user manual to guide him.
For Back Pain Relief Using a Massage Stick: Body Back Buddy Classic Handheld Massage Stick
Much thought has been placed into the design of this massage stick. It comes with 11 knobs in 3 different shapes (round, acorn, nub) to deliver full muscle pain relief.
The different knobs work on the back, shoulders, and neck to speed up recovery.
The stick doesn’t bend or break, and it has a perfect grip on the hands. Your dad will enjoy reading the handy 12-page manual that details everything about this massage stick or cane.
For Heat Therapy and Massage on an Inversion Table: Advanced Heat and Massage Inversion Table
This massage inversion table comes with a large backrest pad, with an adjustable headrest pad and soft-to-touch foam handles to give your dad a comfortable feel. Additionally, it has a six-angle pin system and double adjustment structure for a customized inversion experience.
This heat and massage inversion table has a practical, ankle-holding structure to keep the feet well-secured during inversion.
Although it might take a little convincing to get your dad to try out this inversion table, it’s one of the best ways to deal with chronic back pain.
For Traction Therapy: Stamina Inline Back Stretch Bench With Cervical Traction
Stamina Inline Back Stretch offers a comfortable and safe way to decompress an achy spine.
It comes with eight foam rollers for deep tissue massage and stretch. Additionally, it’s designed with a comfy head strap to hold the user’s head in position allowing for an ideal neck stretch and cervical traction.
Your dad can customize his experience using the length adjustment knob and the three-position foam-padded arms. For a secure hold, this bench has an ergonomic ankle lock.
For Soothing Back Massage on the Roll: The Ultimate Back Roller
A chiropractor designs this roller for deep back tissue massages to enhance spinal extension, flexibility, and mobility through rolling.
Thanks to its tough EVA molded foam, it can support 1,000 lbs (454 kg).
Its well thought design features a spine gap that allows the spine to move freely as your dad rolls.
Additionally, this back roller comes in an ideal height that allows easy access to the hard-to-roll areas such as the lower middle and upper back.
Its foam molded bumps find and work on every kink and knot on the back muscles.
Wrap the Pain Away With a Hot or Cold Therapy Ice Pack: Large Flexible Gel Ice Pack for Hot Cold Therapy
Koo-Care ice pack for hot or cold therapy comes with a nylon gel ice pack, matching fabric wrap, and a long extension band.
The gel ice pack is large enough to keep hot or cold longer to maximum pain relief.
One can use this gel pack for cold therapy by freezing it before use or hot therapy by microwaving or heating it.
Additionally, its hands-free design doesn’t limit mobility, and it’s highly economical because of its reusable ice packs.
For a Good Night’s Sleep: ComfiLife Orthopedic Knee Pillow for Back Pain
Who doesn’t treasure a good night’s sleep? This orthopedic knee pillow is designed to fit comfortably between the knees to provide maximum support and comfort at night. It aims to improve the sleeping posture for side and back sleepers, align their spine, and boost blood circulation to relieve back pains.
Your dad can put this comfiLife knee pillow into different positions depending on his preference.
To Pummel Pain Out of the Back Muscles: MIGHTY BLISS Deep Tissue Back and Body Massager
Your dad will love this deep tissue body massager that uses a powerful super speedy battery (blasts over 120 minutes on a single charge) and a 3,700 RPM percussion motor to relax sore and tight muscles.
Its powerful functionality is topped with six different massage heads for a customized experience. Additionally, this electric percussion massager is cordless, slim, and lightweight for hassle-free use.
For a Premium Heated Pain Relief: Large Electric Heating Pad for Back Pain
This superfast electric heating pad deeply penetrates sore and achy muscles relieving pain in seconds.
Your dad will love its soft micro plush fiber material that’s comfortable on his back. Additionally, it’s large enough to work on a large part of his painful back at a go.
It also comes with a personalized heat setting for a customized moist and dry heat therapy. Your dad doesn’t have to worry about overheating because this heating pad comes with an auto shut-off function.
For a Perfect Back Posture: Backpod (Authentic Original)
This Backpod package aims to offer a pain-free perfect posture—it’s specifically designed to pull back a hunched back to its right posture.
It features a super-strong polycarbonate core to stretch out the stiffened back effectively and a hypoallergenic synthetic rubber outer covering for a skin-friendly touch.
It offers an economical way to give your dad an accurate spine stretch from the comfort of his home.
For a Life-Changing Read: Treat Your Own Back
If your dad loves reading, this book by Robin McKenzie will be a thoughtful gift for him. It offers do-it-yourself strategies to relieve back pain through ergonomics and simple exercises and postural changes.
This book comes in an easy-to-read English language and multiple photos outlining the causes and ideal treatment for chronic back pain.
For a Wearable Heating Wrap: Homech Electric Heating Wrap for Back Pain
Another thoughtful gift that uses heat therapy to relieve back pain. It comes as a 2-in-1 neck and back heating wrap that uses heat to ease back pain.
This supersoft electric heat wrap has six heating options and moist or dry heating therapy for customized settings.
It also has a 2-hour auto shut-off function to ensure safe use.
Additionally, this wearable thermotherapy comes with a detachable and flexible strap to prevent slipping or falling off. Therefore, your dad can use it while still undertaking other daily activities.
For a Relaxed Back: Orthopedic Bed Wedge Pillow Set
We mostly rely on pillows for enhanced comfort when sleeping, but this orthopedic pillow delivers more than a standard pillow. It’s made of soft medical-grade foam to offer exceptional comfort and faster back recovery.
Additionally, it comes with an adjustable design to accommodate different body shapes and heights.
The head pillow is fitted with velcro straps to securely hold in on the bed or couch, providing hours of uninterrupted comfort.
This pillow set is versatile (converts to different positions) enough to offer personalized and painless, relaxing days.
For a Comfy Office Sitting: Office Chair Ergonomic Rolling Swivel Chair for Back Pain
As you know, sitting down for long can cause persistent back pains. And if your dad spends most of his days sitting in front of a computer, this S-shaped ergonomic office will serve him right.
This chair provides exceptional lumbar support that’ll help your dad maintain a perfect posture while sitting.
Additionally, this chair is fully adjustable, and your dad can adjust the height to his preference. It also has padded armrests to take pressure off the neck and shoulders as needed.
This chair also boasts of 360-degree swivel and five hooded dual-caster wheels that allow easy glide over carpeted floors for ease of multitasking.
For a Perfect Sit-Stand Combination: FLEXISPOT Standing Desk Converter
A perfect combination between sitting and standing can go a long way in combating back pains, and this standing desk converter is here to help your dad with his achy back.
It comes with a 2-tier design for excellent reading and typing.
The top tier 28.4” (72 cm) wide can hold a monitor of up to 27” (69 cm), while the base tier with a height of 12.1” (31 cm) holds a mouse and a standard keyboard or a 13” (33 cm) laptop.
This fantastic working desk allows for a smooth transition from sitting to standing using a single lever.
Give your dad’s workstation a fresh look with FLEXISPOT Standing Desk Converter.
For Infrared Heating Therapy: HealthyLine Heated Chair Pad
If your dad is a man of class, you can help him maintain his status by getting him this Amethyst FAR-infrared heated chair pad.
This luxurious chair pad features Amethyst crystals which are believed to possess healing powers.
Here, they are polished and crushed to yield FAR-infrared rays to help with backaches.
Besides pain relief, these invisible FAR-infrared rays penetrate deeper into the skin, reducing inflammation, muscle tension, and promoting blood circulation.
This heated chair pad works on the thighs and the upper and lower back.
Heated Sauna on the Move: HeatWave BSA6310 Rejuvinator Portable Sauna
If your dad is a sauna fanatic, then this portable sauna will melt his heart with happiness.
HeatWave BSA6310 Rejuvinator Portable Sauna comes with three low-EMF carbon heating panels that emit FAR-infrared heat to soothe sore muscles.
It’s easy to set up and comes with foldable chairs, sewn-in pockets to hold devices and books, a comfortable collar, a relaxing footpad, and a handheld controller.
Your dad can use the handheld controller to set the sauna temperature to his preference for a personalized feel.
This sauna isn’t as bulky as you may think—it’s highly foldable for ease of storage and transportation, and your dad can use it anywhere, anytime.
Types of Back Pain
Back pains can be life-altering. There are three primary types of back pains which are:
Acute back pain: This one is short-lived and lasts between 3-6 months, often triggered by tissue damage such as a sports injury, sprain, or strain.
Chronic back pain: Lasts more than six months and mainly results from health complications.
Neuropathic back pain: It affects the nerves and tends to be persistent than the others.
Back pains can affect different back parts, such as the lower back, upper back, cervical spine (neck), or thoracic spine. These pains have varying triggers, including:
- Lifting something heavy
- After a fall
- Muscle and ligament sprains
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
Symptoms of back pains range from mild muscle aches to burning or stabbing sensations. The pains may extend to your neck, hips, and shoulders, depending on the affected parts.
Getting your dad something to help with his bad back requires you to think outside the box—it needs to be something more than the standard socks and vest gifts. We hope our rundown has given you ideas on what to get your dad next time you plan on gifting him. Be sure to share this list and leave comments on which gift you think your dad will enjoy the most!