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How Can You Prevent Back Pain On An Airplane
Back pain and flight: Prolonged sitting leads to increased pressure within the disc (even more so if someone is sloucing - which is what happens in an airplane seat). Someone with a partially damaged disc can have increased back pain. Another reason is muscle stiffness which can happen in any position if it is prolonged, in a back pain patient these muscles are usually painful to start with and can become more painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proper lumbar: Support and walking around occasionally.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had pleuradesis surgery on my left apex of my lung Nov21, 2013. Upper back pain is bilateral and mild. Am I safe to fly in airplane now May2014?
Probably: better to check with your pulmonologist to be safe. ...Read more
Stretch: There are many studies on the subject of lower back pain. The majority suggest the best method of controlling chronic lower back pain is exercise to create core strength and loose weight. I also suggest daily stretching and core strength exercises. You can find these exercises at: http://harvardneurosurgeon.Com/pt2.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Correct posture: The seated position actually places up to 6x more strain to the low back than standing. When seated, you can promote better posture by sitting at the edge of the seat, preferably with the knees lower than the hips. I also encourage patients to use a lumbar (low back) pillow to sit as if you were"pooching out" your stomach and sticking your chest out. Also, see my "back pain/strain" health guide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By limiting sitting: Sitting generates a 4 times body load across your lower back. That load is further enhanced by being static in one position. Sitting in a higher chair like a bar stool will decrease the load. Having a chair with a higher back and arm supports also will help. Placing a rolled towel in the small of your back between the chair back can help. By getting up after 15 to 30 minutes can help ...Read more
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