At least half of car drivers suffer from back pain
according to research. It was also found that people who drive cars for more than four hours a day are six times more likely to take time off work, than those who drive for less than two hours a day.
The design of car seats is said to be the main cause of back problems due to the lack of support provided to the spine. Correct ergonomic design is essential for preventing repetitive strain on your back which can develop over time and can cause severe back problems. Your car seat could also be irritating an existing back complaint.
How can Dynaspine help?
The Dynaspine Car Back Support promotes a healthy driving posture. The ergonomic design of the portable back support encourages movement, keeping you comfortable whilst driving.
We all vary in size and shape, Dynaspine is height adjustable allowing you to sit in a position that fits your body. It also conforms to the contours of your spine, giving you optimal support. “An adjustable back support can help achieve continuous support...but be careful – if it does not offer full adjustment this could result in harmful pressure points” (csp.org.uk).
Take care of your back by fitting the Dynaspine Portable Back Support onto your car seat. You should find that back pain relief results as your spine is no longer locked in an incorrect position and less pressure is placed on the spinal joints and discs.
More tips to aid your posture when driving
There are a number of further considerations, paramount for ensuring you have the support you need when driving.
Seating - Your seat should not be too long or short for your body. Your thighs should be supported but you need to ensure there is adequate space between your seat and your knees, so you are not putting pressure behind your knees. You should also ensure your car seat is wider than your thighs, hips and shoulders. Finally, the distance between your feet and the pedals should allow you to reach the pedals without feeling the need for stretching. If you find you are stretching, try adjusting the height of your seat, ensuring you can also touch the controls and have good, all-round vision.
Steering wheel - If your steering wheel is height and length adjustable, ensure it is positioned centrally so you are not placing extra pressure on your spine and have a clear view of your car controls. Power steering also reduces the strain on your back.
Automatic gearbox - Many people with existing lower back problems find that an automatic gearbox helps them as less strain is placed on the spine.
Working in your car - Don’t use your car as an office for example, using your laptop on your knee places a great deal of stress on your lower back and encourages bad posture.
Who else uses Dynaspine?
- Computer users
- Pregnant women
- People who are inactive
- People with sport injuries
- The elderly
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