Let me start my telling you a little bit about me. I have M.E or CFS. It makes me extremely tired and often in quite a bit of pain if I try and do anything other than lie in bed (mmmmmm bed!). As a result I tend to take a lot of painkillers which really aren't good for your liver long term, but without them I get rather down about the pain and can't sleep at night.
I remembered years ago I had a boyfriend who bought a little massage cushion for his mum and thought I'd try and find it again to try it out for myself. After a LOT of searching online I found one selling on Ebay and bought it. If you live in America I believe you can get one here.
Here's a picture of the cushion, taken from the gadget.brando website (as I'm too tired/lazy to find my camera, take a pic and upload it!) Rather scary looking really isn't it?
The cushion I bought has quite a noisy vibration sound, so you may disturb your family if you're watching tv whilst using it or they may find it rather comical!
I would say this cushion is for those who get a bit achy rather than those in actual pain. Rather than taking two painkillers, I currently take one and use the cushion and it seems to be working relatively well at the moment, but I've only been trying it out for a day or so! Whilst using it you can really feel your muscles begin to relax, I love it!
(on a geeky side note, it reminds me a bit of this!)
So, if you want to exterminate your muscular back pain, give it a miss, but if you want to relax an achy back or take the edge off pain I thoroughly recommend it. IT IS FU-TILE TO RE-SIST! ;)