Traffic jams are just a long slog to and from work. They are boring, cramped, flustered and last what seems like a life time. They are unavoidable, un-enjoyable and unfortunately they can be painful. We as busy Chiropractors in Witney particularly dislike them for the damage they can do to our backs.
Luckily for you, we have some useful advice for you to avoid the pain.
How to avoid back pain in traffic
Poor posture in the car is a very common reason why you might get back pain from being stuck in traffic for too long.
As leading Chiropractors in Witney we advise you to get your driving position right first and foremost;
The seat – The back of the seat should be set slightly backwards so that it feels natural. If you get this right your elbows should also be relaxed.
Steering wheel – If your seat has been adjusted correctly your hands should fall nicely on the steering wheel, with only a slight bend in your arms.
Mirrors – You should be able to see all of your mirrors from your driving position without having to move your head too much.
Seatbelts – It must never rest on your neck or fall on to the top of your arm. It must always lie across the top of your shoulder.
Footwear and relaxing – Always check your footwear is appropriate for any activity you take part in. Avoid heels and clunky boots to allow you to drive safely.
Then just make sure take a relaxed outlook on driving and maybe if you’re stuck in bad traffic take part in some seat exercises to loosen up.
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From the team at Witney Chiropractic Clinic
Serving the community of Witney including
Eynsham, Carteton, Ducklington, Curbridge and Hailey