Because of the way car seats are made, it is very easy for us to curl our torsos as we sit at the steering wheel, and the weight of our body ends up being supported by our tailbone. But the tailbone is not designed to carry that weight. Our “sit bones”—the ones that are shaped like rockers and that can be felt underneath you when you are sitting—are the bones that are supposed to be holding us up.
According to a British study done in 2006, driving can cause quite a bit of pain. Of those involved in the testing, 81% suffered from foot cramps, 74% experienced low back pain, a stiff neck, and side achiness, and 73% reported headaches or eye strain. That is at least three-quarters of drivers! Read More