Extended Flights & The Increase of Back Pain

Brabus Private AviationI had the opportunity to travel and visit with my friends the last month in San Jose. Got on the jet from San Antonio and traveled for many hours. When we landed I would say that my back seemed fine. Before I get into this I should mention that for quite some time there is been chronic pain issues in my lower back and my shoulders. Any type of sleeping in an awkward position or resting for that matter causes moderate to extreme pain that lasts for a couple days. So sitting down in the best posture possible is a very important thing when I’m traveling.

After visiting San Jose, my friends wanted to extend the trip a little bit further. So we ended up taking a trip to Amsterdam for a week. The flight to Amsterdam was a proximately 8 hours, although again I didn’t have much pain just a little kink in my neck. So when I landed I took a nice rest and stretched out so I can enjoy the rest of the evening.

Throughout the trip I felt as though my neck and shoulder were just getting worse. I’m not sure if it was because of my bed but something was causing problems. As I boarded my last flight to travel home I would say that my overall pain would be at about 4 out of 10. However, once we landed back in my hometown I developed a very uncomfortable pain in my neck and shoulder which after 6 months is still causing discomfort.

Back pain is one of the most common issues among adults in America it’s also an issue that is steadily increasing and has no signs I’m going away anytime soon. If you are traveling on a long flight and have discomfort when sitting for long periods of time. It’s highly recommended that you not only get a pillow but also communicate with the staff on board to make sure that if you are feeling uncomfortable you can move or make an adjustment. I truly believe that if I had the opportunity to move then I wouldn’t be in the situation today.

Stay aware of how your body feels and what you can do to alleviate any back pain that you have in the future. For more info on ways to relieve your pain, see these sources.

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