Airplane Comfort Made Easy

Airline seats can be quite uncomfortable and the the lumbar support is designed for an average body.  Since our bodies are all different, long trips can leave us with lower back discomfort.

Making your seat more comfortable can go a long way in helping avoid unnecessary pain.

Airlines used to offer blankets which made great low back props.  I would recommend bringing a small towel or soft garden pad on the plane just to make sure you have something to use.

Try this:

  • Fold the blanket so the edge is on the seat, so it supports and lifts your sacrum.  Your sacrum is the flat bone that is located right above where your tailbone begins.  It is the lowest part of your spine right above your bottom.
  • When your sacrum lengthens upward it elongates the entire spine and takes a lot of stress off of your lower back.

Let me know in the comments below how this worked, or if you have any questions. 

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