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Genius Travel Infographic for a Pain-Free Trip


Living with chronic pain is a challenge. Living with chronic pain and a severe case of travel fever takes that challenge and magnifies it exponentially. Thankfully this travel infographic provides great hacks to help you have a trip as pain-free as possible. It contains innovative tips for chronic pain management that I hadn’t read before, so I want to share it here.

Those who suffer from chronic pain may find economy plane seats to be unbearably uncomfortable (they aren’t alone in that opinion) and road trips to be exhausting. Just the idea of sitting in one upright position for so long might make one achy to think of it.

Traveling with chronic pain or illness is indeed a challenge, but it’s not impossible. There are simple ways to effectively manage living with chronic pain to make the most of your travel experience. This statement holds true, whether it’s a tropical vacation getaway or an executive business trip to celebrate closing a big business deal. It all comes down to the planning, using a genius travel infographic.

Travel Infographic for Chronic Pain Management

The Zebra put together an infographic of travel hacks to try when planning your next big trip. These tips are all about comfort and relaxation. If you have chronic pain, this travel infographic will be of great help to you when planning the journey.

From compression socks to essential oils, there are plenty of ways you can minimize discomfort on a long trip and get in some quality relaxation time while traveling too. Here’s a specific example of a chronic pain management tip to use the next time you travel afar.

Take an infinity scarf with you when traveling. This accessory is a multi-purpose travel essential, and here’s why:

  • Keeps your neck warm
  • Bunch it up for a last-minute pillow on plane, car, or bus
  • Doubles as a hand towel
  • Hang it over a window to darken it when you want to rest

Here’s the Travel Infographic

How to Stay Comfortable on a Long Trip

How to Stay Comfortable on a Long Trip. Image by The Zebra.

Do you have other tips for being more comfortable on a long trip? Feel free to share them below!



  1. dancingpalmtrees October 26, 2018

    Don’t forget your pain medication and have a hot bath with Epsom salt once you get to your destination. Those neck pillows sold in discount stores can be helpful.
    Trains and buses with reclining seats are helpful. Maybe get a massage if you must be on a plane for more than two hours.

    1. Christy B October 26, 2018

      Epsom salts are highly underrated – I have a huge bag!!

    2. dancingpalmtrees October 26, 2018

      I spent 10 years standing on hard as rocks museum floors so Epsom salts were salvation for my back, legs, knees and feet.

    3. Christy B October 26, 2018

      They really do wonders… And now as you stand doing artwork and doing fundraisers you’ll still need those Epsom salts!

    4. dancingpalmtrees October 26, 2018


    5. Christy B November 10, 2018

      :D :) ;)

  2. Invisibly Me October 26, 2018

    I had a long day with travel on Wednesday this week and struggled a lot with exhaustion of the day itself, as well as pain from sitting on a train for over 2 hrs each way. It still makes me sad that this would never have been an issue for me before chronic illness. But at least I knew to prepare for it, so I also schedule the day after as a recovery day because the pain was intense and I was utterly shattered. I like the idea of the posture reminder, and some imaginative uses for an infinity scarf that I’ll have to keep in mind too! Great post :)

    1. Christy B October 26, 2018

      A recovery day is such a good idea. Allowing yourself that is so important. PS I’m linking back to your Mini Me Update in the short hair post that will publish tomorrow ;)

  3. vidyatiru October 26, 2018

    those are definitely great trips for travel, our travels to India are long and exhausting so I do try to get some sleep on the plane

    1. Christy B November 10, 2018

      Oh yes I would think that a nap on the plane would be good for those long trips. Hopefully they provide you with a blanket and pillow on the plane to help you feel more comfortable.

  4. dgkaye October 27, 2018

    Very helpful tips Christy. But sadly, the infogrphic is not displaying for me. :(

    1. Christy B November 10, 2018

      Oh no… Might have been a tech glitch? I can see the infographic. Regardless you’re very kind to drop by, Debby :)

    2. dgkaye November 11, 2018

      Hopefully, it’s just me :)

    3. Christy B November 12, 2018


  5. Amy Caudill October 29, 2018

    Great tips, Christy! I have several family members who could benefit from these.


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