Back Pain Suggestions

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Krys88, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Krys88

    Krys88 New Member

    I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for preventing back pain while riding in the truck. My husband is a driver and a couple years ago switched to a rural route where he is constantly on gravel/county roads. His back is being jarred around all directions with each bump due to lack of suspension. Has anyone found anything that can help stabilize your back while you drive? Or help with shock absorbing? He already tried the "forever comfy" cushion advertised on tv and that only helped a tiny bit and wore out in about a week. Just to clarify, the back pain is not from lifting packages--he's on a route with very minimal heavy packages. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Tell him to slow down on bumpy roads.
     
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  3. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Have your husband get with a physical therapist to learn exercises to strengthen his core muscles that support the back.
     
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  4. Tell him to write up the seat. Maybe they will give him a new seat.
     
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  5. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Stretch.
     
  6. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    They have air ride seats in feeders. ;)
     
  7. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    A good set of "hanging ab straps" (goggle it) has helped me tremendously.

    When hanging, the spine is decompressed and the back muscles are stretched. Two concerns:
    1) it requires a suitable bar to hang from and;
    2) it requires good upper body strength.

    My back used to hurt to the point that it was difficult to put my shoes on. It doesn't now.

    Just a suggestion......what could I know......
     
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  8. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Percoset.
     
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  9. Feeders have a little extra cushion on their bottoms!:-)
     
  10. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Deep tissue massage for the back...
    Kleenex tissue massage for the front.
     
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  11. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    bid off the route
     
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  12. Krys88

    Krys88 New Member

    He's considering doing that even though this route has less than half of the packages most of the other routes have and it's a pretty easy route..just trying to see if anyone had any suggestions before he falls back on this option.
     
  13. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Advil or Aleve.
     
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  14. He may need to change his work methods.
     
  15. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief


    You know, you'd think if a person had a prescription to something, they'd be able to spell it right....



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  16. gear-guy

    gear-guy Member

    Yoga, exercise and slow down!
     
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  17. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    We have benefits that cover massage therapy. If your chiropractor has a massage person in their office, try that. I use an inversion table regularly as well.
     
  18. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    I had the same problem. I got a new seat. That plus I'm taller than most. I called a safety issue. Because my head and upper shoulders were higher than the back of the chair. Well any way. The lumbar is higher on my new seat. Also, a chiropractor may help him. Hip alignment
     
  19. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    How old of a PC is he driving?

    depending on what supplement he is in, the company has to provide for the new soft ride cushion. Also seat back!
     
  20. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Deep tissue massage, happy ending.
     
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