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Traveling With a Bad Back

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain. The intensity can range from discomfort to severe and immobilizing agony. Treating back pain is often a long drawnout process and, in some cases,curing it is not possible and all that medicine can do is to help the patient manage the pain. Back pain can affect a person’s ability to perform even the simplest of daily tasks and by doing this, negatively affect the quality of life. One of the biggest limitations that this condition imposes is that it often limits a person’s ability to travel, even for short distances. Being cooped up in the house because of chronic back pain is boring and depressing and this can damage the health in more ways, adding to the medical conditions that need to be treated. If you or someone you know suffers from back pain issues, knowing how to travel safely can make a huge difference to life.


Safe Travel Tips

It is not just getting in and out of a car that can exacerbate back problem; even sitting in a car seat for any period of time can be potentially dangerous. That is why the safest and most comfortable way for patients of back pain to travel by road is by using Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT). NEMT service offers patients of back pain and other medical conditions a way of getting out of the house and doing those things that are important to them. From going to the doctor to visiting a friend or going out for a meal, NEMT will take you where you want to go, when you want to go there. The main benefits are:
  • NEMT provides specially equipped vehicles that are professionally maintained to offer the smoothest possible ride to minimize the discomfort and pain caused by bumps and bad road surfaces.
  • The vehicles are specially designed for easy entry and exit of wheelchairs. This makes it easy for those who are not wheelchair bound to get in and out of the vehicle comfortably and safely.
  • Some people with serious back pain issues are still able to drive themselves. However, the strain of driving and the tension it causes can have an adverse effect on the pain. With NEMT, the driving is done by specially trained professionals so that you can experience a comfortable stress-free journey.
  • Those with back pain often feel the need to stop and stretch during the course of even a short road trip. With NEMT, you can always ask the driver to pull over for a few moments to enable you to get out of the vehicle to do this.
  •  A really good NEMT will offer doorstep pick up and drop and standby services so you never have to worry about getting home from the places where you go.
Regain Your Freedom

If back pain problems are affecting your ability to go out of the house, NEMT is the right option for you. With this service, you can regain the freedom the pain has taken from you and start to once again enjoy the pleasure of being able to go where you want.

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