How to avoid travel pain and soreness

How to avoid travel pain and soreness


When traveling by car, always ensure that the seat is adjusted properly. Ensure that your knees are in a high position above your hips. Check that your knees are higher than your hips by sliding your fingers behind your knee near your thigh. Use cushions to keep your back straight and avoid gripping the steering wheel too tightly. Take regular breaks when driving.

These are simple steps for traveling comfortably. If you’re experiencing post-travel pain, be sure to make an appointment with Caspian Rehab, Chiropractic clinic in Markham. Travel safely!


When traveling by air make sure that your seat cushion is not hollowed. Hollowed seats can leave you sitting in an uncomfortable position, causing you to feel irritated. If your seat cushion is hollowed, place pillows on the seat. Furthermore, to prevent neck pain tuck a pillow into the space between your neck and headrest.

Simple stretches to do during the flight

Forward bend

With your feet on a stable surface, slowly bend forward until your torso is parallel to the ground. Extend your arms out in front of you so they can support your weight. Walk your hands down the front sides of your legs, holding them gently. Slowly lower your body towards the floor. When you feel comfortable, hold for 30 seconds, then return to an upright position

Neck roll

Keeping your shoulders relaxed and dropping your ears down toward your shoulder, roll your head from side-to-side. Repeat the motion.

Calf raises

Raise your heels slowly. Keep your knees extended, but do not lock them. Pause for one second before lowering your heels back down to the floor. Return to the starting position.