Skiing and Snowboarding Can Produce Or Worsen Back or Neck Pain
How Skiing Causes Back Pain & Neck Pain
- Everyday people may arrive at the slopes de-conditioned and then start to use core muscles that have not been used in years.
- The act of travelling may lead families to be tired and disoriented.
- Skiing and snowboarding typically happens at high elevations leading to dehydration and disorientation.
10 Tips For Preventing Back and Neck Pain On A Ski Trip
- Start to do aerobic conditioning exercises 3 months in advance.
- Spend time training your core muscles especially with lunges.
- Condition your quadriceps with wall sits.
- Get to your destination early and sleep properly for a few nights.
- Hydrate properly a few days in advance.
- Go light on alcohol.
- On ski days, strech and warm up, but, stay away from strengthening since you will burn those muscles up on the slope.
- Streeeeettttttcccccchh, and maintain good posture!
- Vitamins and metabolite drinks will rescue those fatigued muscles.
- Long hot shower or hot tubbing after skiing help muscle recuperate.