Repetitive driving injury is a condition that is caused by a poor driving posture which can lead to serious long term muscle, joint and spinal injuries. Repetitive driving injury may include foot cramps, lumbar pain, stiff neck, side ache, and headache as well as eye strain.
Luckily I know how to adjust my car seat correctly and don't need to worry about suffering from a repetitive driving injury but many drivers are not sure how to adjust their seat and therefore suffer from sitting uncomfortably during their journey. Often, the discomfort is relatively mild, so drivers choose to ignore it and eventually get used to it. The problem with this is that, apart from chronic pain that this may bring in long term, it can also weaken the neck muscles and in a case of a car accident whiplash injury is more likely to occur.
It is crucial, therefore, to adjust the seat so that you can sit comfortably, you should keep your hips higher than your knees, make sure your back is well supported and ensure that your hands can reach the wheel and feet can reach pedals without stretching. In addition, you can do some stretching exercises before a long drive and take breaks to stretch every half an hour or so.
If you or anyone in your family has suffered from whiplash or any other injuries in a car accident, please do not hesitate to contact Thompsons No Win No Fee specialists who will advise you on your first steps to receiving the compensation that you deserve.