Don’t let a bad back ruin your camping holiday
More and more people are choosing camping holidays as a way of enjoying the great outdoors and spending time with the family. Sometimes there’s nothing more relaxing than a night under the stars….but equally an uncomfortable night can aggravate existing back problems. The British Chiropractic Association has provided some great tips for comfortable camping that we’d like to share with you.
- Ensure your back is protected against a hard and potentially damp surface by sleeping on a quality approved camping mat or air mattress. Try these out in the outdoor shop before buying – most good stores will have samples available.
- Try to also take a pillow, if you are used to having one. A blow-up pillow is the most portable…. even better, take your usual pillow from home.
- Choose an area for your tent that is as flat as possible – avoid slopes and lumps and bumps.
- Make sure to remove large stones or sticks that could dig into your spine.
- You should endeavour to sleep in a position where your spine is in a straight line as this helps to avoid neck and back pain.