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Lower back pain

Discussion in 'London' started by Blueskyplus, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Blueskyplus

    Blueskyplus

    Location:
    London
    Hello all
    Does anyone of you suffer from lower back pain due to driving.
    If yes can someone suggest any exercise or medication or diet.
     
  2. Jason01

    Jason01

    Location:
    Uxbridge
    I do suffer with lower back issues, I'm an ex footie player with old muscle injuries rearing their ugly head now and then.

    What I've learnt is finding your weaknesses and listening to your body.

    What's your age and body dynamics any previous sports played or injuries?.
     
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  3. Anon2014

    Anon2014

    Location:
    London
    Get a good lumbar support.
     
  4. Dov

    Dov

    Location:
    Kensington
    Driving:
    Taxi
    https://goo.gl/images/5xwzMj

    Best thing for lower back pain:
    Don't get too familiar with your drivers seat
    Failing that do the stretching excersizes every day
    Difoflenac is great at relieving severe back pain - ideally you should treat the cause rather than the symptoms
     
  5. Blueskyplus

    Blueskyplus

    Location:
    London
    I am in late 30s mate. Been driving for living for nearly 5 years. This nasty pain has started just recently, not a sports person.
    I have heard many scary stories of other drivers who destroyed their back and I am bit worried now. May be some exercise will help.
     
  6. Jason01

    Jason01

    Location:
    Uxbridge
    Not being a sportsman in the past is a good thing in this instance.

    I will private message you, many things you shouldn't be doing please bear with me as finding some links will take a bit of time.
     
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  7. I think regular exercise as simple as walking and stretching should be part of every Drivers routine, otherwise in the long term we will damage our health in general. So keep active guys!
     
  8. soTuga

    soTuga

    Location:
    London
    Driving:
    UberX
    You've got to find your ideal sitting position. Some drivers sit way back, their seat is not straight and they seat vey low.
    Some place the phone far away, imagine having to lean towards that phone 100's of times during a 10 hr shift.

    I drive a manual car, used to have bad back pain plus left leg and left groin pain, since adjusting my seat, most of the pain has gone. If someone touches my seat, it takes a long time to adjust to the exact position.

    Lay on the floor and roll on the back helps relax the muscles..a hot bath helps too.
     
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  9. Masfand321

    Masfand321

    Location:
    London
    Don’t work crazy simple as that when you torture body this happens..

    And if you don’t go gym with this job atleast 4 times a week you have problem
     
  10. renod babek

    renod babek

    Location:
    slough
    It sounds like a trapped or compressed nerve .
    The best thing I found years ago when I was lifting weights, was to dangle yourself from a balcony as if you’re going to lift yourself upand over, and tie something about 5kg to your laces and this opens your spine and everything slots back into place.
    It works straight away.
     
  11. NightRyder

    NightRyder

    Location:
    london
    CBD oil
     
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  12. -JR-

    -JR-

    Location:
    London
    Good chiropractor is worth their weight in gold!
     
  13. UberLuxbod

    UberLuxbod Moderator

    Driving:
    UberLUX
    Left groin pain.

    Or as we termed it years ago.

    "minicab drivers @@@@@@@"

    I luckily only had it in a Toledo with sports seats.
     
  14. Shoks

    Shoks

    Location:
    East London
  15. Shane Sheikh

    Shane Sheikh

    Location:
    London
    Don’t drive Prius
     
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  16. Yas in

    Yas in

    Location:
    Windsor
    Driving:
    UberX
    Recommend this...as the seat should not exert pressure on vertebral bone.

    Abit expensive but worth every penny...takes a few days to get used to though
     

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  17. Jack Barclay

    Jack Barclay

    Location:
    London
    Deadlifts
    Seated rows

    You need to strengthen your back
     
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  18. Jason01

    Jason01

    Location:
    Uxbridge
    Some horrible exercises but man they are good for you. :)

    I would include squats.

    Nothing better for strengthening your back but as you know Jack if there's an issue with alignment and likely posture issues this should be dealt with first.

    Body shape is very important with deadlifts, if you have a long torso proptionaly to your legs dont do deadlifts.

    For me a TRX is incredible and squats as I have a long torso. My legs are 32inch inner leg, 6foot 2ish (a bit out of proportion) think I'm shrinking at 45
     
  19. Jack Barclay

    Jack Barclay

    Location:
    London
    Form is everything with weight training
     
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  20. Masfand321

    Masfand321

    Location:
    London
    All saying do this do that but all he needs to do is to change the lifestyle... give your body the time it wants.. if you don’t go gym look after yourself what you will do with the money ??? It’s important but for some money it’s even more important then their body and lifestyle
     
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