Whether it’s for business or pleasure, packing for a trip often involves cramming as much as you can into your suitcase or bag. This video explains why careful baggage handling is essential to avoid lower back and neck pain.
As you pack for your trip, a good rule of thumb is to test its weight with one hand. If you cannot easily lift it with a single hand, leave some packed items at home. Whenever you pick up a piece of luggage, lift with your knees instead of your back. Also, keep your luggage close to your body when attempting to store it in an airplane overhead bin.
Dr. Gary Kraus, M.D. of the Kraus Back & Neck Institute can help to alleviate your lower back and neck pain problems. To schedule a visit at our Houston facility, call (888) 816-8954.