4 Ways to Avoid Back Pain

  • Aug 06, 2017

1. Start the drive in style

You’d be surprised how just finding a nice way of sitting when you begin can positively affect the outcome of the entire journey. First off, don’t sit on your wallet or whatever else might be in those pockets. If you don’t have a seat pad that offers additional support you should consider investing in a memory foam, heated kind. If you feel like treating yourself, splurging on those fancy massage seat covers is a great purchase as a driver. If you don’t have a seat cover for comfort, you can roll up your towel or pillow behind your lower back for some support.

2. Move your body, move your body!

Sitting still is terrible on your back. Adjust yourself frequently. Try moving your seat slightly every 20 minutes or so.

3. Ice, ice baby

If you’re suffering from back pain, holding ice to the area for about 20 minutes can do a lot to numb sore tissues, decrease tissue damage, reduce swelling, and slow the nerve impulses. Ice works well because the majority of back pain comes with inflammation. Try alternating your icing with heat therapy to combat back pain even more.

4. Get revitalized at rest stops

Exercise is a top notch way to combat back pain. At the very least, get out of the truck as often as you can to stretch and work the hamstrings. This should be done about two times a day, in fact.

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