My Back And Butt Starting To Hurt.

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Josh R.'s Comment
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Please exercise , warm up and stretch makes a difference also about 5 times a day grab a pole or anything sturdy and twist to one side then the other you'll be amazed how much your back pain will ease up. But really planks ,mountain bike n and back extension s will do the best

Slowpoke's Comment
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I drive with the seat back just about straight up with the lowest lumbar bag filled all the way up and the next one up with just a touch in it. And of course, nothing ever in my back pockets. I also keep the seat elevated just enough to keep it from bottoming out. Keep in mind, this setting can and does change sometimes based upon how I'm feeling on a particular day, but not by much.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Here's a few things I've found over the years:

1) Supporting your lower back with an awesome lumbar support seems to be the most important thing of all. You have to keep proper posture or you're going to have problems from head to toe. The thing is, a pinched nerve will not necessarily hurt where it's pinched. You might have a pinched nerve in your neck and it sends pain through your arms and shoulders, or a pinch in your back that sends shooting pains through your legs. So you can't assume that the area that hurts is the area where the problem lies. Good posture will help prevent a lot of problems. That's the first place to start.

2) There is an adjustment in most seats that affects the level of the lower part of the seat - the part your weight is on. You can tilt it forward toward the dash or back toward the rear. If you tilt it too low in the front so that it leans toward the dash you will feel like you're going to slide forward off the seat. If you adjust it too high in the front you will cut off the circulation to your lower legs. Adjust the seat so you feel even pressure along your entire hamstring.

3) The height you raise your seat above the ground is also very important. If you're too high your feet aren't firmly on the floor and the back of your legs will have more weight on them than they should, possibly cutting off circulation. So make sure your seat is low enough that your feet can sit flat on the floor.

4) Another very important adjustment is the ability for the seat's forward and rearward movement to either "float" or lock. If it's floating the seat will slide forward and back a few inches as you go down the road, helping to absorb a lot of rocking you would otherwise feel. It's a night and day difference. So make sure your seat isn't locked. Allow it to float.

5) Finally one thing that used to drive me nuts is my clothes grabbing the cloth seats. This isn't a problem with a full leather seat. As odd as they looked and as uncomfortable as you would expect them to be, those seat covers with the wooden beads were always in every truck I drove. They allowed air to circulate between you and the seat and it also prevented your clothes from grabbing the seat when you bounced around over bumps.

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6 string rhythm's Comment
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As some other drivers alluded to, proper seat height is very important. I'm not saying this will help with your situation, it might. A lot of drivers, especially new ones, feel the need to totally inflate their seats so they are sitting up high. This will more than likely cut off the circulation under your hamstrings. Adjust the height of your seat so that you can easily slip your hands between your seat and the backs of your legs - that's when you know your seat is at the proper height. More often than not, I'll drive a tractor with the seat totally deflated so that there's no air, except for the lower back option.

Bj H.'s Comment
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All great advice, I all ready do most of those things except for the chair that locks or not deal. I did not know that.

And the wooden bead thing that Brett talked about is more of what I'm trying to find out. Those kind of seat covers that help make the ride more comfortable. Shoot, I bet there is one out there that is a massage type of chair. If not, I've got dibs on that invention.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel's Comment
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Shoot, I bet there is one out there that is a massage type of chair. If not, I've got dibs on that invention.

If it has built in, easy to clean 'facilities' (if y'know what I mean!): I'll be your first customer!!

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Bj H.'s Comment
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Haha, it will and it will also have a little cooler for your drinks and cold cut sandwiches.

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Daniel's Comment
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Haha, it will and it will also have a little cooler for your drinks and cold cut sandwiches.

Where do I pre-order and sign? LOL

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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Roadpro makes a seat cushion that has a massager/heater built in. I used it for a few months. It might help.

Roadpro Massager

Sun King's Comment
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The Backjoy Posture Plus (http://amzn.com/B006R3FP8G) has been brought up as a solution before. I would suggest this as a last resort if all the other suggestions still didn't cut it.

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