How can you prevent back pain on an airplane?

Walk around hourly. Get up and walk around once an hour put your feet on something to raise your knees dont use the overhead compartment.
Don't Fly. Just kidding. Get up and move around when you are allowed. Take a firm pillow and place behind your back. A small buckwheat husk pillow is excellent.

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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 more...
Lumbar support. One of the best ways to prevent back pain on an airplane is to obtain a lumbar support to place behind your lower back. This will shift your pelvis forward therefor reducing pressure on the discs and muscles of the lumbar spine. Read more...