Take these steps to reduce back andneck pain while driving Do you have neck or back pain when you are driving? Do you ache by the time you get to your destination? Follow these simple steps to reduce neck and back pain: Adjust your seat …
Take these steps to reduce back and
neck pain while driving
Do you have neck or back pain when you are driving?
Do you ache by the time you get to your destination?
Follow these simple steps to reduce neck and back pain:
Adjust your seat to ensure your legs are at a comfortable length. You should have a slight bend in your knees with your heels resting on the floor boards.
Recline the seat only slightly. I prefer my seat to be just past 90 degrees. This allows your hip flexors to rest.
Adjust your lumbar support if you have one. If your car does not have one, add a small towel roll to take up the gap. Your low back should have a gentle arch.
Adjust your headrest to support your head. Now use it! Keeping your head against your headrest will give your head and neck proper alignment and keep you from getting a forward head posture you tend to see in the older population.
If you usually sport a ponytail or bun, let those tresses down while you drive! Even if you have a micro-itty-bitty-teeny bun like me, it will force your head forward and lead to poor posture with resulting neck and back pain.
Hoodies! Love them, but not when I’m driving. The small bump they create on your upper back can completely throw off your spinal alignment. Instead of letting it push me forward, I roll it up behind my neck. Viola! Crisis averted!
If you have any other tips that have helped you, send me a message or email. I’d love to hear what works for you!