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Pain while driving after 1 hour

eddie_aeeddie_a Posts: 1
When driving long distances, pain/discomfort develops in the area between my buttox down the back of my thigh up to the knee. One solution is to stop and walk for 5 minutes and I'm good for another hour. One doctor suggested a lumbar support. I bought one, but i do not think it's working. Any suggestions?


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,833
    since none of us are doctors here.

    But I would talk this over with your doctor. With those type of symptoms, you can almost wonder if there is any type of sciatica problem going on.

    Before you rush to any conclusions, I would see your doctor again, explain all your symptoms. Does it happen at home or only when driving long distances?

    Most doctors can perform some basic clinical examinations to try to identify the problem.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I would consider an MRI, including the coccyx (tailbone.) How about meds? Do you take anything for pain?
  • When driving for hours, the lumbar curve is all but lost and it puts extra strain on the vertebrae and discs. Also, your spine is subjected to considerable vibration and jolting. So here are some tips that will help you to alleviate back pain while driving. First, make sure that your thighs are supported by the seat. Do not sit too far from the pedals of the vehicle because it may add strain on your upper back and neck. In addition, adjust the steering wheel so you can reach it with bent arms with hands in the 10 to 2 position. Hope this helps!

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