Health Tip: Prevent Back Pain in the Car05/26/11
(HealthDay News) -- Traveling long distances in the car can take
a toll on your back.
The American Chiropractic Association suggests how to keep back
pain at bay during a car trip:
- Adjust your seat so you're sitting comfortably close to the
wheel, with your knees just higher than your hips.
- Use a back support.
- Take regular breaks to rest.
- Stretch your toes, leg muscles and shoulders as you drive.
- Keep hands on the steering wheel at the 3:00 and 7:00
positions, alternating occasionally with the 10:00 and 2:00
- Keep a relaxed grip on the wheel, occasionally tightening, then
loosening, your hold.
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