Fishing elicits many memories of spending quality time on the lake and can either be a leisure activity or a competitive sport. Nowadays it is tinged with a bit of apprehension, however. Why you ask? Back pain. Spending hours on a boat with zero lumbar support, constantly hunched over can really do a number on your back. Read below for some helpful tips to avoid that nagging back pain so you can focus on the catch instead!
Remember the old adage when purchasing your footwear and belt — “don’t buy the cheapest and expect the best”. Your health and wellbeing is an investment!
Dr. Thomas Schuler is a world-renowned, double board certified spine surgeon; trained in both neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery of the spine. He founded Virginia Spine Institute in 1992 and is a recognized international leader in the treatment of neck and lower back conditions. Dr. Schuler is noted among the 100 best spine surgeons in America, and serves as President of the National Spine Health Foundation as well as Chairman of its Medical and Scientific Board. Learn more about Dr. Schuler.