Yoga to the rescue
Studies show that yoga can relieve chronic pain, especially in the lower back. However, classes at the gym may not be the most comfortable place for someone in pain to practice.
So, turn their living room into a studio with this at-home workout DVD that specifically targets back pain.
Both acupuncture and massage can be useful therapies in alleviating pain, and both are much more mainstream and accessible than they once were.
Book a session for someone at his or her local spa, or find a nearby acupuncturist at Acufinder.com.