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Help! I need to travel via airplane this week for a meeting and the last time I traveled, I could hardly walk because of terrible low back pain. Since I am already experiencing low back discomfort, I am afraid of history repeating itself. What should I do?
The best option is to travel first or business class with comfortable and spacious seating, usually more than ample leg room, and most importantly, the ability to get up and move around more. If you will be traveling in coach like the vast majority of travelers, seating parameters are much tighter especially when flights are full. In any case, here are a few tips to look after your back:
Don't let prolonged exposure to airline seats create problems for you. Call a physical therapist today to learn ways to avoid the low back discomfort associated with travel.