• Recommendations For Airplane Travel With Back Pain

    on Feb 15th, 2019

Recommendations For Airplane Travel With Back Pain

 

Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some point in their life and one-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. It is a growing issue in today’s society, and a main contributor is the increase in sedentary lifestyles. Back pain ranges from acute to chronic; acute being short term (less than 1 month), subacute lasting between 1-3 months and chronic lasting for more than 3 months. It can be described as a mild discomfort, to a constant dull achy pain, to an intense sharp pain. Most commonly the pain is attributed to mechanical issues dealing with the muscles, ligaments, joints, and nerves of the spine. Being aware and conscious of your day-to-day habits that impact your back health can keep you a step ahead.

 

One such habit is airplane travel as more and more Americans are flying for leisure and business each year. On average, every day over 8 million people fly. Traveling through busy airports and sitting on long plane rides can put an immense amount of stress and discomfort on the body. Whether you’re dealing with chronic or acute back pain, or maybe none at all, flying smart can help avoid later complications. Read below for some important ideas and tips to keep in mind the next time you prepare for take off.

 

Plan Ahead:

 

Boarding:

 

 

Taking Your Seat:

 

During The Flight:

 

Simple stretches and exercises to do during the flight:

 

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