The Effects of Driving on Your Back

Our Edmonds chiropractor has discussed before how sitting is bad for your back. This extends particularly to lengthy periods of driving. If you’re experiencing a lot of back pain, consider how your extended trips in the car might be responsible.

When you drive, you’re not just putting the strain on your back that usually comes with sitting. Your ability to shift your position is also compromised; your legs are stuck in the same place, and you’re likely hunched over the steering wheel. Your muscles need to be able to stretch and move about periodically to remove toxins and prevent damage. To mitigate this problem, try making use of your car’s cruise control or taking occasional breaks during extended trips.