Talk To Your Pain Management Expert
Before making any traveling arrangements, talk to your pain management doctor. Ask them about possible activities and their opinion on your condition and any limitations. Make a list of questions before visiting your Doctor so you don’t forget anything.
Talk To Your Form of Transportation
Check with your transportation for accommodations, whether airline, cruise, bus, or trains. Using a suitcase with wheels will make transporting your belongings easier. You can also use seat cushions, neck pillows and more to make your ride as comfortable as possible.
Don’t Forget The Necessities
Make a list of necessities that will help you be more comfortable. Don’t forget any of your medications you might be needed on your vacation. Helpful amenities include a Cold pack, heating pad, back support, and a sleeping mask.
Always Remember To Stretch
Always remember to stretch as often as you can to prevent being stiff. Stiffness can trigger a flare-up of pain. If you will be traveling for a long time in a vehicle, make sure to plan for occasional breaks to stretch.
Know Your Limitaitons
Try to figure out the limitations of yourself and your group when traveling. Take any breaks agreed upon the group and if someone needs a break they should take days to rest. Make sure to dress comfortably, wear loose clothes specific to the weather and supportive shoes. If you are i need of any braces, make sure to bring devices that support you just in case.