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Tips for flying with back pain. Here are a few things to think about when you must fly with back pain. Some of them

in the galley part if you request politely of the cabin crew at times when it is not too busy. Wear clothing that allows you to move freely. Do not wear anything constrictive or heavy. Try not to fall asleep. This can be difficult but it is better to stay awake and move than to fall asleep and be in an uncomfortable position which may aggravate your

may sound obvious but it is good to be mindful of the things that will put you in a position to have the best outcome possible on a flight. Drink lots of water on the flight. Particularly if you are taking back pain medication and as you are at altitude your body will easily get dehydrated which is not good for anyone and especially not if you have back pain and disc problems. However the easy solution is to keep drinking water and to avoid tea, coffee and alcohol as these only dehydrate you further. Move around as much as possible and at least once an hour get out of your seat and walk up and down the aisles. If you are following a back care stretching and strengthening exercise system then try to do some of these exercises. Do be courteous to other passengers but it should be perfectly possible to do the standing ones without causing any inconvenience in the aisles or

more comfortable. If it helps you put your feet on a raised area to bring your knees and hips in a better alignment, you will need to experiment with this. D o ask for assistance. Do not try to struggle with putting luggage in the overhead bins. These tips will help you get to your destination as comfortably as possible! Image courtesy of pio3 / Shutterstock.com

back pain. If you feel you may need to sleep take a headrest cushion with you and request additional pillows. W hen in your seat, use the pillows and take a lumbar support if you need to help you get in the most comfortable position you can. Airline seats were not designed for people with back pain but there is a lot you can do with blankets and pillows to make yourself

PATIENT SPOTLIGHTS

“Full range of motion!” “I want to thank Arlan Alburo and his team of physical therapists. Everyone has been very professional and helpful. With a diagnosis of a tornrotatorcuff,Iwasn’tsurethetherapywould work. Being inpainwithanymovement overmy head or behind my back, I was totally pleased with the progress that this programhas shown. Today, the pain is gone and I have a full range of motion. Thanks again to this group for their guidance and support.” - Paul Pivoris

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“I canwalkwithout pain!” I believe that I have improved my mobility and range of motion. The difference between 7 weeks ago and today is remarkable. My lower back is still sore after standing or walking, but I am much more able to walk some distance without pain. The pain inmy legs has improved byasubstantialmeasure.Thestaffisdedicated andpositive.Theexperiencehasbeenexcellent.” -Alan Morrisson

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