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Old 26th October 2007, 02:24   #46
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I always sit in the 135 degree position when driving a car or just sitting and watching TV. I have a very bad back (on occasions I can't even stand) but it never hurts when driving. Of late I have also been doing some back exercises so that my back becomes strong enough to support my upper body weight. This is one issue which many over look, especially those who don't get any exercise.
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Old 26th October 2007, 11:27   #47
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FOlks anyone here using "Recaro" seat?? need to know how good it is for long drives??
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Old 26th October 2007, 11:38   #48
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The fundamental issue with the low slung cars is the ingress egress where you are putting a lot of stress on your back getting in and out.. Additionally Indian roads cause way too much movement lateral and vertical that the back is unable to handle in a supine position...

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Hope this will be of some use "http://www.recaro.com/index.php?id=44&region=5&L=2"

dont know if all these products are available here?
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I went to Dr. Alagappan in Alwarpet. He was wonderful, taught me 3 excercises & that was it. on the other hand, some other senior pros had suggested surgery, replacement of the disc etc. Please let me know if you need his number.
Please provide the numbers EL, i will do a consultation with him. The dr who did mytreatment was talking more about surgery always.

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Old 26th October 2007, 19:07   #51
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yoga doesnt seen to help much. I have been doing yoga regularly for two years aftermy first attack. Dont do yoga on your own. Get a good qualified instructor. My problem got aggravated partly due to yoga i was doing. Some yoga exercises are forbiddon in back pain cases
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yoga doesnt seen to help much. I have been doing yoga regularly for two years aftermy first attack. Dont do yoga on your own. Get a good qualified instructor. My problem got aggravated partly due to yoga i was doing. Some yoga exercises are forbiddon in back pain cases
I had a back problem around 2 years back and was misdiagnosed with a slip disc. When I had my 1st attack I couldn't get up at all and was on bed rest for a week. I was searching for a solution to my problem so came across this book which was of immense help to me. I have no back trouble (touchwood) now.

Amazon.com: Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection: Books: John E. Sarno

Hope it helps you too.

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Old 27th October 2007, 00:38   #53
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FOlks anyone here using "Recaro" seat?? need to know how good it is for long drives??
i don't think racing seats will help in any way for this particular problem.

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Please provide the numbers EL, i will do a consultation with him. The dr who did mytreatment was talking more about surgery always.
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24995577, he is a miracle worker, i tell you. he will pick up the phone himself. I paid Rs.300 for the 5 minute consultation & it beat the 65k i spent earlier trying to find the right treatment.
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I always sit in the 135 degree position when driving a car or just sitting and watching TV. I have a very bad back (on occasions I can't even stand) but it never hurts when driving. Of late I have also been doing some back exercises so that my back becomes strong enough to support my upper body weight. This is one issue which many over look, especially those who don't get any exercise.
I posted the above at the wrong 'muhurat'. As soon as I read this thread, I started feeling uneasy sitting in my chair and even when driving the car. I was always conscious about how the seating position is affecting my back and the result of it is that I have a bad back pain today
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well, the 135 degree recline will definitly give you a 6 pac ab if you have to ramain in that position!
I have found that in the lancer, the seats offer good support that even after a long drive, your back does not hurt.
The palio, I have found one optimal position of the seat, however both wife and mother keep changing it for their connveincnce. I am now experimenting with the recline angle on palio seat to see which suits best.
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well..madan, do let us know your results..
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Seems like everyone's discs have slipped like no one's business.
Took the words right out of my mouth!

I feel this is a problem that transcends car seats. There HAS to something more to this.
Perhaps medical doctors on this thread could advise.
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Took the words right out of my mouth!

I feel this is a problem that transcends car seats. There HAS to something more to this.
Perhaps medical doctors on this thread could advise.
yes, change in human lifestyle from phyisically active to physically inactive and mentally active (requiring lots of time sitting). not to mention cut throat competition which leaves little time for rest (hence unwillingness to exercise).
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Take rest for 2 months at least. And I don't mean COMPLETE bed rest. Try walking around even if it pains you a bit. Don't overdo it though.

I'm not going to say anything against your doctor, but most doctors will tell you to avoid the gym/avoid bikes/cars/etc. I'm riding, driving, working out and having no issues with it. Butttt, bear in mind, at all times I'm alert about it.
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There are two variants to the above:
a. a neck pillow types thing which gets stuck onto the headrest. costs some 400-2000 types in different pseud shops i checked.
b. china shop, malviya nagar delhi had inflatable ones - 99 bucks for two.
Here is sample pic. I besharamly carry one into airplanes, taxis, wherever i remember to take it. Used it last apr-dec, 50km roundtrip office cab commute - slept peacefully on Indica's front seat reclined and neck
ok, i did some googling and this seems to be the best, but man, 169$!!!

i have no idea why car seats do not come with a support like this.

Car Seat Back Support | Car Back Support | Office Chair Back Support
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