Driving long distance or for a long period of time can be unpleasant, and sometimes it can be a real pain in the neck. If you’re taking a roadtrip, here are 5 tips to avoid the neck and back pain.
1. It’s All About PostureThe ideal angle for your seat is 100 degrees which is just shy away from being straight. Your hands should be placed placed at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock position on the steering wheel.
2. Support Your NeckAdjust your headrest so that you can comfortably place your neck on it. Otherwise you can always get a headrest that is more comfortable.
3. Support Your Lower BackIf you car seat offers lumbar support use it to fill the lower part of your back. Otherwise, use a pillow to provide support.
4. Lean Back & Stretchhhhhh!This might seem obvious but most drivers are tense when they are driving. Just leaning back and resting will really help. It will be a bit weird at first, but this way you help reduce the stress on your neck and upper body.
5. Take A BreakSometimes, no matter how comfortable you are, you just need to take a break. Get out of the car and stretch. This will loosen you up and you are good to go after a few minutes of rest.If you’re like most Malaysians who spend long hours on the road stuck in traffic, make sure you get the right postures and support for your back and neck. Just bearing through the pain might lead you to get worse pains in the future. Of course, having a doctor for when your car breaks down helps too. Download CARPUT and be sure that we will be there to save you, be it a car battery problem or even if you run out of petrol.
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