Does Anyone Know of any Help to Maintain Good Posture in Vehicles?

Posted , 3 users are following.

I'm aware that travelling in a moving vehicle is pretty bad for our backs, but I can't find any studies or recommendations on posture in cars. Can anyone shine a light on any studies looking at 'real world' posture in vehicles and how to avoid 'slouching'?

0 likes, 7 replies

Report / Delete

7 Replies

  • Posted

    Hi im 23 and ive had this problem for years. When ever the car goes over a bump or turns a corner omg i after hold on very hard and push myself back to the seet then i dont feel anythhing. im feeling much better now as im seeing a physiotherapist so my is 80 % good. 
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Physiotherapy is of course a very sensible course of action when needing relief from back pain.  However, wouldn't it be good if posture was better maintained in vehicles so we didn't get back problems?

    I know physio's sometimes recommend seat wedges to hep with posture, but does anyone know what evidence there is that this really helps?

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Well i spoke to soon DrGraham ive got muscle spasms middle back. Have you been to GP cr yr back. Ive had back problms fr years me. But these spasms are new do get them or can you point me to the right group thnks
      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hey Yaseen! Sorry to hear that you've got spasms.  It is always advisable to see your GP as although 94% of back pain is mechanical,5% is due to nerve root pain and 1% have a possible serious cause that may require further investigation.  It is well worth checking to eliminate the rarer possibilities and get your GPs advice, especially if he/she knows your family history. There are lots of books and videos on ways to prevent and reduce/eliminate mechanical back pain.  I'll be publishing an eBook soon that looks at practical advice for car drivers, but it may be a few weeks away.  Google 'mechanical back pain relief' and you'll see a lot of simple exercises to do, but do see your GP first!    
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      IThank you DrGraham i did go to GP he said eat parcetamal or ibrufin. Im feeling much better but my middle back right hand side when i woke up frm bed it was like something was very very tight i i think its a muscle anx only on one area. Im ok sitting but possitive is im better frm befoure. Has back pain gt anytging to do with other organs heart livr kidneys. Im worried ive gkt a muscle wasting illness to it effects my legs and arms. But i do know why i get lower bk pain is because of my weak legs but upper bk i dnt get it.
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi Yaseen!

      I think your GP would have done more tests if he suspected anything worse than mecanical lower back pain.  Back pain can be very painful and it also can keep you awake at night and also affect your legs too.  I expect that a few good nights sleep and doing some very gentle stretching exercises will lead to a good outcome within a week or so.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      YDrGraham thank you fr yr reply ovrr stretching can do harm to you know any streches i can do. Yeah once i had a really bad back tht i couldnt bread i was soooooo confused i didnt know wht to do but doctr took care of me and i got better. I just pray my back gets fuly better the pain isnt stopping me doing things but therrs always a twich in my upr back thts when i get depressed you know. I hope yr back is better now. 
      Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up