Driving is the start and finish of many summer vacations. How do you keep back pain from hours in your car from ruining your holiday? Simplest is taking short breaks to stand and walk, but there are some common postural errors you could likely change as well. Check the position of your seat: make certain your headrest is not pushing your head and neck forward, maximize lumbar support in the lower back rest and angle the front portion of your seat slightly towards the floor. Another common error is leaning to one side – for example the centre console. Optimal posture is sitting square on your “sit bones” with the lumbar back supported and approximately a 90 degree angle between your trunk and hips, legs extended equally in front.
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