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Could driving a stick shift aggravate my lower back injury?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes

It could but so could the act of driving as sitting creates a force of 4 x your body weight across the back and if in a vehicle, that creates a vibration of 5 hertz, which is the same frequency that a human spine will vibrate at placing a harmonic frequency stress on a 4x loaded back.
That is why you feel stiff after a long car ride with no breaks, without a lower back injury.

In brief: Yes

It could but so could the act of driving as sitting creates a force of 4 x your body weight across the back and if in a vehicle, that creates a vibration of 5 hertz, which is the same frequency that a human spine will vibrate at placing a harmonic frequency stress on a 4x loaded back.
That is why you feel stiff after a long car ride with no breaks, without a lower back injury.
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