Gift Ideas for Friends and Family with Chronic Pain

Gift Ideas for Friends and Family with Chronic Pain

With as many as 50 million people suffering from chronic pain in the US right now, there’s a good chance someone in your friend group or family circle would really benefit from a therapeutic gift. The problem is that there’s a million and one products out there and you don’t know where to begin, right? Well, fear not – your friendly neighborhood pain doctors in Benbrook TX (locations also in Bedford & Lewisville) put together this quick gift-giving guide just for you!



This category can be beneficial for anyone on your “nice list” this year, but especially for those with chronic pain. Stress is a well-known trigger for a variety of different chronic pain conditions. That means that any gift which can help a person gain more control over anxiety, sleep disturbance, tension and stress is highly recommended. Consider shopping for things like:

  • Massage gift certificates
  • A weighted blanket
  • Epsom salts (Consider pairing this up with an essential oil like lavender or eucalyptus)
  • A gift certificate for a home cleaning service
  • A prepared meal or a gift card to their favorite take-out restaurant
  • A Journal or arts and crafts items


General Muscle Pain/Tension

Muscle pain and tension is another struggle that many chronic pain sufferers list as a primary source of discomfort, and for many of them, it’s the kind of pain or tension that would need a massage-a-day to gain relief. Although the price tag on a gift certificate for 365 days of massage may not be in your budget; we’ve got a few other ideas that offer a similar benefit at a fraction of the cost!

  • Self-massage or acupressure tools along with a quick start guidebook
  • A high-quality heating pad or reusable hot/cold pack
  • Care package of topical heating/cooling agents like Biofreeze or IcyHot
  • Yoga mat and access to a streaming (or DVD) Yoga class

For your loved ones with lower back pain, our back pain Benbrook TX care teams (locations also in Bedford & Lewisville) encourage you to consider some specific ideas that address lumbar tension and pain:

  • Lumbar support cushion that can attach to the driver’s seat or office chair
  • A standing desk converter to decrease sitting time at work
  • An inversion table
  • A TENS unit


Arthritis and Joint Achiness/Stiffness

If you’ve never suffered from joint pain or stiffness, you most likely don’t understand the full impact of this condition on a person’s quality of life. It makes even the simplest of activities much more painful. Even tasks as simple as using buttons or zippers, eating with utensils, writing and fastening jewelry can be very challenging. Thankfully, there are quite a few creative solutions available.

  • A Tai Chi class (or DVD) specifically tailored to targeting arthritis
  • Zipper pull or button aid (if your loved one struggles with getting dressed independently)
  • Kitchen gadgets like easy-grip utensils or jar openers
  • A light-weight hose for gardening with ease



While there is currently no known cure for migraines, there are many proven ways to manage the effects of headaches on a person’s life. Some of these methods involve simply being aware of your headache triggers. The National Headache Foundation has several recommendations for ways to track all things related to headaches:

  • If your loved one is more of a techie, you could try getting them a headache tracking app
  • If your loved one has more of a simple-is-best philosophy, a traditional journal is an equally effective tool.

There are other resources that can help besides tracking, too.

  • A nice pair of sunglasses for reducing light sensitivity
  • A headache care package with healthy snacks, herbal tea and a book on acupressure for migraines
  • Their favorite essential oil with a rollerball applicator or essential oil diffuser
  • Subscription to a music streaming service and noise-canceling headphones
  • A great set of comfy pj’s, slippers or a snuggly blanket to encourage relaxation


Pain Doctors in Benbrook TX

Whether it’s the holiday season or not, we realize that there are people in your life who are struggling with managing their chronic pain condition. At CPI, our mission is to provide compassionate, innovative healthcare that exceeds our patients’ expectations. We would love the opportunity to offer that kind of care to you and your loved ones. We have openings for new patients at all three of our locations: Benbrook, Bedford, and Lewisville Texas.

Give us a call today at 817-737-3331 to learn more!

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