Back pain, especially during travel can be intimidating when you have to sit for long hours on a flight.
Here are some tips that can make your travel stress-free:
Book your flights in advance to get the most comfortable seat. Upgrading to a business class or a first-class is worth every penny as they have enough legroom to stretch. Be sure to book an aisle seat which gives you comfort you desire.
Be luggage smart
Carry only the essential items into your luggage so that you won’t have to dread carrying heavy baggage throughout the journey. Be easy on yourself. Make sure you give-in your baggage for checking rather than carrying it with you in the cabin.
If possible use a backpack as it balances the weight of your luggage and has an added advantage of leaving your hands free.
Get help from your hotel
If in case you aren’t comfortable with the mattress in your hotel room, you can ask the service staff to replace the current mattress with a firm one and plenty of pillows for your comfort.
Also, check to see if the hotel has a fitness center for light exercise or a pool to ease out the pain.
If possible choose the hotel or a resort that has a hot pool, sauna or a hot tub to relax after a tiring day.
A lay-over or direct flight?
It depends completely on you. Long flights can aggravate torment, yet they cut your travel time to a great extent. Corresponding flights may mean racing through air terminals. Be that as it may, you get an opportunity to stretch and utilize progressively available washrooms on the ground. Attempt to leave approximately 90 minutes as a layover time so that you don’t have to rush through. Get some information about transportation to your next door.
Pack a comfort kit for your travel
Don’t skip on this one. Make sure you pack heat wraps, cold wraps, and ointments. A multi-purpose pillow may also help to soothe the pain.
Dr. Kouimanis offers remedial solutions to your back pain problems.