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Preventing Neck & Back Pain While Flying

Preventing Neck & Back Pain While Flying

Enjoying the Holiday Season Pain-Free

With the holiday season upon us, that means plenty of travel plans for those heading off to see friends and family members who live a bit further away. Unfortunately, many are familiar with the aches and pains associated with long car and plane rides. However, these simple tips can help you enjoy your travels pain-free!

Move About the Cabin During Your Flight

When spending prolonged periods of time in a seated position, it can lead to discomfort radiating in your neck and back. A simple way to find some relief and prevent this from coming on in the first place is to move about the cabin throughout your flight. Remember to wait until the seatbelt light is off and to get up and stretch as needed!

Apply Heat & Ice

Bringing heating pads and ice packs on your trip is another way to prevent spinal discomfort while on a flight. Applying heat can help to prevent muscle tension that can lead to pain and discomfort, while applying ice can reduce pain-causing inflammation.

Use a Neck & Back Pillow

Another great way to ward off neck pain while flying is to provide your neck with some additional support. Whether you pack one in your carry-on or buy one while at the airport, a good neck pillow can help to keep your spine in proper alignment while you catch up on your rest.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Minnesota

When it comes to aches and pains, discomfort that affects your back can be more than just an annoyance — it can negatively affect your quality of life and your independence. At Inspired Spine, our experienced and knowledgeable spinal surgeons are dedicated to relieving your chronic back pain with the least invasive treatment possible.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our spine surgeons, call (952) 225-5266 today.