Driving can really cause a lot of pain to the upper back because you are confined to a static position for prolonged periods, thereby making muscles stiff and painful. Here are some useful tips you can do while driving:
- Adjust Seat. Positioned your seat to support as much of your thighs as possible, close and high enough so that your legs and feet aren’t reaching for the pedals, and the backrest is supposed to have an inclination anywhere from 5-10 degrees. Also, make sure that the top of your head rest is at least at eye level or higher to avoid whiplash injuries.
- Adjust Steering Wheel. Your arms are supposed to have an angle that allows your arms to be bent comfortably in the 10 to 2 position.
- Take a cold pack/heat pack, depending on which one is best for your back pain. A cold pack could simply be an ice pack wrapped in a towel, or an instant ice pack from the health store.. Some heat packs can be plugged into the cigarette socket in your car to provide constant heat. Alternatively, if your car has heated seats, use these to keep your muscles warm during the journey
- Take short breaks. You can bend to touch your toes making sure that your chest touches your knees. This position stretched your upper back