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Old 22nd March 2012, 09:04   #16
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I used to ride my pulsar during college days in Delhi NCR and did 1.5+ hour trips every day. Didn't felt any sort of pain anywhere. After 4-5 years when I ride the same bike for just over 20 mins the wrists, shoulders and lower back ache & feels strained.

Similarly driving my figo with most comfortable seat settings leaves my neck and shoulders ache and strained only after 30-40 mins.

I was searching a remedy for my sprains and aches. Lots of people have discussed about yoga and physiotherapy here. Is there some exercise/movements which i can do myself at home without any professional help? BTW I have started going for a walk for around 1 hour everyday from January.

@neel385: I drive with seats comfortably inclined at around 20 deg. even then i face the problem. Did the physio suggested some exercise for you?

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Old 22nd March 2012, 09:50   #17
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Buddy, I might be wrong but having suffered from a disc prolapse at an early age, I would urge you to start doing yoga. It is the most effective (if not the only one) when it comes to taking care of our body, mind & soul.

As for some exercise, you can do something while sitting in the car itself, especially on long drives. Park the car to the side of the road at a safe place & then recline your back support to an angle so that your spine is at 90 degrees to your thighs on the seat. Rest your head backwards on the head rest & make a figure of '8' by moving your head & assume as if you are drawing this '8' with your nose tip. Do it clockwise & anti-clockwise. Keep doing this for about 5-7 minutes & it would help.

Secondly, every time you get out of the car, stretch yourself by pushing your hands as far up in the sky as possible & look upwards as well. And finally, turn & twist slowly (rotating on your axis).

These little things apart from yoga have helped me a lot. try them & see if they help you.

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I used to ride my pulsar during college days in Delhi NCR and did 1.5+ hour trips every day. Didn't felt any sort of pain anywhere. After 4-5 years when I ride the same bike for just over 20 mins the wrists, shoulders and lower back ache & feels strained.

Similarly driving my figo with most comfortable seat settings leaves my neck and shoulders ache and strained only after 30-40 mins.

I was searching a remedy for my sprains and aches. Lots of people have discussed about yoga and physiotherapy here. Is there some exercise/movements which i can do myself at home without any professional help? BTW I have started going for a walk for around 1 hour everyday from January.

@neel385: I drive with seats comfortably inclined at around 20 deg. even then i face the problem. Did the physio suggested some exercise for you?
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Old 22nd March 2012, 11:39   #18
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Best thing for disk back pain issues is get a pair of racing seats. Nice ones will cost 60-70k. But worth it. You can change it to any car unless you fancy electric heating or height adjustments. This worked for me. Nothing offers more support for your body.
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