Being located fairly far away from the rest of the world, it’s no wonder that we’re an airborne bunch. However, travelling by plane can come with its own challenges such as for those of us that suffer from chronic lower back pain, neck stiffness or have the inability to relax for prolonged periods in a static position.
The mere thought of having to endure travelling by plane in the same position for long periods of time may fills us with fear, discomfort and trepidation.
looking forward to that well earned break should not be jeopardized by these
Below we have listed some very helpful “Travelling by plane” hints that will (hopefully) assist you in combating plane pains, allowing you to reach your destination fresh, enthused and ready to go.
Where possible sit
on the aisle to make it easier to regularly stretch and walk during the flight.
a rolled up garment or small cushion as a spinal support to maintain the
natural shape of the spine.
careful when lifting suitcases. Lift
with your knees, not with your back.
roll your ankles in circles and point, and then flex, your feet.
at least every 1-2 hours and always stretch after sleeping.
well hydrated and sip water often.
a supportive pillow inside your luggage or take an inflatable travel pillow.
Before takeoff set
your watch to the time zone of your destination, then eat, drink and sleep in
alignment with this time during the flight to adjust it.
The biggest thing to remember is to enjoy the adventure of travelling by plane. It’s no good spending all that hard earned cash if at the end of it all you are grumpy, miserable and uncomfortable.
Another very good idea is to have a spinal check with your chiropractor before you travel by plane.
it is chiropractic treatment for lower back pain, chronic or frequent
headaches, chiropractic care can benefit all spinal health issues and should be
one of the things you do when preparing for your trip.
At the Mount Street Chiropractic Centre in Heidelberg we have over 34 years of extensive history in dealing with spinal health issues and their presenting symptomology.
assessments and treatments are based on sound clinical practices and techniques
and a positive client outcome is out main priority.