We all have commutes. Every morning we climb into our car, merge into traffic and fight with the other drivers until we reach work. Eight hours later, we do the reverse. Our vehicles are like second homes, seeing more of us than our beds during the week. As such, our bodies find themselves permanently crammed into slouched, slumpy, confined positions. You may think that this body-bend is no worse than the one your office chair inflicts upon you, but the truth is, it is.
More than half of high mileage business drivers experience low back pain because of the way they are sitting, slouching and stretching in their cars. Every bumper-to-bumper mile adds to the ache, worsening it to the point that thousands of individuals are forced to call out due to a back injury. It’s so bad, in fact, that driving has become the United Kingdom’s second leading cause of male pain, after do-it-yourself home improvements.
But aside from quitting or telecommuting, there’s not much you can do. The only advice out there consists of which types of cars are best for your back (you can’t afford them) and just how close your seat should be to the wheel (picture grandma gone blind). So until affordable, back-loving automobiles are created, you should focus on alleviating the pain, which turns out to be easier than imagined. A painkiller and a walk should do the trick. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on fancy, high-priced treatments – just 10 on a bottle of Advil and 40 on a pair of sneaks.
|NatraBio – Pain Relief – 60 Tablets|
|Liddell Laboratories – BpS Back Pain + Sciatica Homeopathic Oral Spray – 1 oz.|
|Hylands – Backache W/ Arnica – 100 Tablets|