We are counting down and in the double digits now for our safari, our first. Just a little over two months away and my moms back is killing her. It seems it is the sciatic nerve. She is going for physio, seeing the chiropractor and wants to start acupuncture next week. It is very painful when she stands and walks but sitting is fine. She is 70 and up till now very active. In fact she dances once a week (tap, jazz and hip hop) and has for the last 30 or 40 yrs except for the last 3 weeks, which indicates to us how bad the pain is.
So my question is, does anyone who has had this pain have any experience in how to deal with it, in the vehicle, while on safari? I know it doesn't hurt while she is sitting but from what I read it quite jarring. We are worried about it. I know people say to bring blow up cushions and we will, but any more advice would be welcomed.
I was thinking about those really nice neck pillows for the plane that feel like some kind of jell is inside. It could be dual purpose for the plane and then for sitting on in the vehicle. You know, a little like those donuts we sit on after giving birth. Would that help cushion the bumps? What do you think?