Monday, October 3, 2016

How to adjust your car seat to stop low back pain

Low back pain? Make sure your car seat is adjusted properly!

by Kathleen Lisson, CMT

As a massage therapist in San Diego, I see many clients who complain of low back pain.

I use a combination of myfascial release, deep tissue and trigger point work on their low back, sacroiliac joint, quadratus lumborum, gluteal and hamstring muscles to decrease their chronic pain and increase their range of motion.

During the massage I ask them about how they use their back. Here are just a few common triggers for pain in the low back area:

  • Standing more on one foot than the other
  • Sitting with a wallet in the back pocket
  • Carrying a heavy bag
  • Poor driving posture

I cannot walk out to clients' cars to look at their driver's seat, but this video can help you to make a few simple adjustments to your car seat that may reduce your back pain. Learn from Physical Therapists Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck in their video 'How To Adjust Car Seat for Back Pain-ALSO Secret Car Feature REVEAL' here

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