Road trip/camping with sciatic pain?
July 6, 2010 11:12 AM Subscribe
Car camping on the California coast with sciatica? Help us find things to do that won't exacerbate the pain.
posted by palacewalls to Travel & Transportation around California (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Road trip and camping! Comfy foam pad for sleeping, ice pack for long drives (up to 4hrs at a time). We are making our way from San Diego to San Fransico and back over the course of 2 weeks. We'll be camping at Morrow Bay, San Simeon, Henry Cowell, Sunset Beach, Plaskett Creek, Point Mugu. My girlfriend's sciatica is generally under control in normal life, but the only form of vigorous exercise that she can safely do is swimming. We are not skilled at being highly sedentary- we like to hike and bike. The pain is frustrating enough for her, so I'd like to avoid more angst over the fact that we can't do the things we'd normally want to.
We're looking for outdoorsy/nature-centric things to do that don't involve too much exertion. Or money. Can anyone recommend activities or destinations that will get us out and about under these conditions? Nature walks, lovely drives, cool little towns in the area? Art and music are also high on our list, and we have plenty of free time.
(Also, there are lots of threads about sciatica, but any specific experience/advice about mitigating pain while on a road trip would be highly appreciated!)