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Date: 21.06.2010
From: Mike

Subject: Lower back pain and driving

I have quite frequent pain in my lower back that gets much worse if I sit or lie in one position for too long. Unfortunately I often have to make car journeys that are around 2 hours long plus, which makes it worse!

Beyond taking painkillers and stopping at service stations along the way, I was wondering if there's anything else I can try?

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
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Date: 22.06.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: Lower back pain and driving

A physio once told me to roll up a hand towel and put it in the small of your back (cross ways) when you are driving. You can buy back support rolls as well. Got mine from a now defunct Woolies!
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Date: 24.06.2010
From: Mike

Subject: Re: Lower back pain and driving

Thanks for the advice, I'll give it a try! :)

When you say crossways, do you mean like perpendicular to the spine?
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Date: 24.06.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: Lower back pain and driving

Yep!
Try and see. I found it a bit uncomfortable at first but got used to it
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