Driving can be a pain in the neck…or back, or shoulders, or legs.
A recent survey found that 3 out of 5 Canadian truck drivers had suffered from musculoskeletal pain — which affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones — due to driving.
Physical problems such as an awkward posture, prolonged sitting, repetitive movements, lifting and whole body vibration are often associated with musculoskeletal pain. Driving for a long period of time involves many of these risk factors, so it’s important to address these issues on and off the road.
With a few simple changes, you can alleviate or reduce these problems, whether you’re a truck driver or simply have back pain because of your daily commute.
1. Modify your workload or physical tasks to limit the stress put on your muscles. This could be as simple as asking for help when moving something large and heavy.
2. Focus on overall wellness by eating healthy and incorporating physical activity into your stops and when you aren’t driving. Pack healthy meals to eat during a long drive or trip, and go to the gym during your time off.
While you take care of yourself on the road, our team makes your freight shipments as easy and painless as possible. Call us today to learn about our solutions to your shipping needs.