Why do rollercoasters cause pain?
Rollercoasters can be thrilling and exciting but they can cause injury in your neck, muscles, ligaments, tissues, and bones.
It’s important to note if you are already experiencing pain before going on the rollercoaster. During a ride you can bend forward abruptly, make hard twists and turns. This can increase the pressure on your discs located in your back. These movements can inflict serious pain especially if one suffer from back pain already.
How to prevent injury or pain
Stretch: In order to reduce pain, you can stretch regularly. Before getting on any rides, stretching can loosen up tight muscles. This can help reduce muscle spasms by loosening up your muscles.
Hydrate: Drink lots of water. Our muscles are mainly made up of 75% water. Water can help muscles, blood vessels, and joints function. Muscle tissue is made up of about 75 percent water.
If you’ve recently been on a rollercoaster and suffer from an injury or pain, an orthopedic doctor can diagnose the pain. (323) 264-7600