Do you have lower back pain after a car ride? what I found........

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Asatrump, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Asatrump

    Asatrump New Member

    I don't travel huge distances, maybe 1.5 hours at most. Normally my DH drives and I am the passenger in a mini van, where the seats are more like chairs and my legs hang down.

    Yesterday I was passenger in a Sonata, and even though I had the seat all the way back, my legs were extended out in front of me. When I got to the destination my lower back and knees were screaming pain at me.

    duh.... I realized that by extending my legs it puts more pressure on my lower back, thus the immediate pain once out and walking.

    I guess the moral to my story is, the more like a chair that a car seat is, the less pressure and stress on the lower back, and virtually no lower back pain. I actually never considered that before and suddenly I realized car seat type makes a difference for my back and knees.