My back is really sore?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by NewNashGuy, May 6, 2012.

  1. SatelliteSender

    SatelliteSender Bobtail Member

    Feb 22, 2012
    Las Vegas
    Sounds like the first administration of BC Powder ought to take place outside, away from others, and others personnel belongings. If unable to do so, charge admission. Can't imagine how far one might make this "stuff" fly!!!!
    Thanks for the information. Will check WallyWorld and other drugstores out here.

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  3. NewNashGuy

    NewNashGuy Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    US and Canada
    Man you were so right about that thanks :) I tried it for the first time and will never lock it back again! Every time I run into those little bridges and hit that huge bump the seat gently moves forward whereas before my back would take that hit and my head would bounce against the seat. Now it is very smooth, I love it. My back still hurts but at least there was no pain when hitting those bumps in the road.

    Seems like every #### street in every city is under construction right now. Oh and I never move my seat or steering wheel but when I have to take it into a shop and a 4' 10" mechanic totally screws up my mirrors, seat, and steering wheel I have to redo it all again lol.
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  4. grizzly

    grizzly Medium Load Member

    Aug 27, 2008
    Layton, Ut
    I was having some serious back pain until I realized it was my old seat doing it to me. I replaced my seat with a very nice one and haven't had issues since.
  5. chompi

    chompi Road Train Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Deland, FL
    Those muscles in your back are now being relaxed 24 hours day. Kind of like being in a hospital bed for a few weeks. After a two month stay once I had to learn to walk again. If you don't use your muscles they turn to jelly and any little thing you will now cause soreness because you don't use them. This is why daily exercise is very important out there. Your back muscles keep your spine in place and when it is weak is when your discs can slip out of place. When your discs slip or shift your back muscles spasm to keep them in place causing back pain.

    I also recommend you drive with a small pillow or towel rolled up behind your lower back, this will help out a lot.

    Be careful what you do from here on out because your back muscles are weak and it won't take very much at all to get back pain.

    If you gain any kind of weight in the gutt area this also will put added strain on the lower back.

    There are also several massage parlors along I-80!!! Some with happy ending!!!
  6. RedForeman

    RedForeman Momentum Conservationist

    Jan 30, 2011
    Johns Creek, GA.
    That'll certainly make you forget all about that back pain.

    I like the way you think chompi.

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  7. crosscut

    crosscut Light Load Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    I remember it felt like my right shoulder was broken for months...finally went away. shifting gave me bursitis or something. hope that is not next for you
  8. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Winfred, SD
    One other fellow mentioned it, but it bears repeating....don't sit on your wallet. It really knocks things out of alignment. And the luckier you are on payday, the worse it will be to sit on it.
  9. coopnp

    coopnp Road Train Member

    Oct 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    I didn't read the 4 pages of posts so sorry if I repeat it, but when I started out my posture was bad being hunched over driving. Now I sit with my back straight and after that its better but still aches after a long day. Check your posture and the way your sitting.
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  10. Dewey120

    Dewey120 Road Train Member

    Mar 17, 2010
    Southern California
    I bought a gel pad to sit on while driving and that made a world of difference. Plus keeping pressure on your legs a little and taking weight off your bottom when driving over bumps helps a lot too. Don't let your back absorb the shock of the bumps in the road, let your legs do a little of the work.
  11. ladywrongway03

    ladywrongway03 Heavy Load Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    trotwood oh
    My daughter is a physical therapist.To help with back pain roll a towel around a belt and then fasten to your seat where the pain will apply pressure to your back
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