Easy Train Travel: Vertigo Prevention Techniques

Are you someone who loves the thrill of train travel? Do you look forward to indulging in luxury train tours at least once a year? Are you a train travel enthusiast who suffers from vertigo? If you are, the thought of experiencing vertigo and motion sickness during train rides causes you to hesitate to book that train tour again. Did you ever have to cancel your travel plans because train rides are no longer as comfortable as before? Trains, like cars, boats, and planes, can also cause motion sickness. 

Commuter trains have frequent stops and a rocking motion that can exacerbate the symptoms. Double-decker trains offer breathtaking views, but their tendency to sway can also lead to discomfort. Even the high-speed bullet trains, known for their smoother rides, may not be completely free from triggers that cause motion sickness and vertigo. 

Do you suffer from dizzy spells every time you take a train ride? Are you tired of missing out on exciting train adventures because of your symptoms? Springtime is an excellent opportunity for train travel, but sadly, for people suffering from vertigo, train travel can be a daunting experience. 

Dizziness, lightheadedness, and nausea can make even the simplest train journey feel like a merry-go-round gone wrong. Can chiropractors help vertigo? If your symptoms stem from an issue with bone alignment, they can help you! With proper care, you can make it a comfortable and enjoyable journey. Eventually, you can confidently embark on your next train ride adventure. Below are some tips to help you prevent and manage vertigo symptoms during train rides.

Travelling By Train is Possible Even If You Have Vertigo; Here Are Tips You Can Follow

#1. Choose the right seat

    Most trains now can let you choose your desired seat in advance. When booking your train ticket, choose a seat in the middle of the car, as this area experiences less motion. Opt for a seat that faces the direction of travel as it reduces the sensation of movement. If it's a double-decker train, consider sitting on the lower level, which is more stable. You can also apply these tips if the train you chose is not accepting seat reservations.

    #2. Prepare for the journey

      If you have go-to vertigo remedies, such as essential oils or medications, pack and take some with you to help alleviate vertigo symptoms when needed. Avoid alcohol or caffeine before and during the journey, and wear comfortable clothing. You can bring items that can help you relax, such as a neck pillow, headphones, or a good book.

      #3. Look across the window instead of out

        If you're on a window seat, try looking across it instead of directly out the window. When traveling at high speeds, the scenery can become a blur, confusing your senses. Instead, try to focus your gaze forward along the side of the train towards the horizon. This will help bring the movement you see in line with your feelings, reducing the likelihood of vertigo symptoms.

        #4. Get Some Fresh Air

          If you're traveling on a commuter train, consider sitting near the door to allow fresh air to circulate each time the train stops to let passengers on and off. If opening windows is allowed, use them periodically to keep fresh air coming in. Good air circulation can help reduce feelings of nausea and discomfort.

          #5. Stay Seated

            During your travel, make sure you remain in your seat as much as possible, and if you need to move, try to do so when the train is stopped or traveling at a slower rate on flat terrain. However, avoid moving, standing, and walking through the train car when in motion, as this can increase feelings of unsteadiness. In addition, moving around on a train can worsen your vertigo symptoms.

            #6. Be aware of your surroundings

              Pay attention to who and what is around you, especially in crowded stations or on the train itself. Keep a watchful eye on your belongings.

              #7. Secure your valuables

              Don't leave luggage unattended. Keep important items (like wallets or passports) in close-fitting pockets or secure bags that are difficult to access discreetly. Consider using a secure travel pouch worn close to your body.

              #8. Trust your instincts

              If a situation or person feels unsafe, remove yourself. If on the train, move to a different car or alert train staff if you feel concerned.

              #9. Plan your route in advance

              Knowing where you're going and the safest route between the station and your destination will help you avoid confusion and getting lost in unfamiliar areas.

              #10. Avoid distractions

              Keep your focus on your surroundings. While it might be tempting to bury yourself in your phone, staying alert to potential hazards is vital.

              Make Sure You Tend to Previous Neck and Head Trauma By Seeking an Upper Cervical Chiropractor

              In addition to the tips we listed above, we strongly suggest to continue seeking regular Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care. Doing so can also help to manage vertigo and get to the bottom of its root cause – an Upper Cervical subluxation. 

              By putting in more effort to correct misalignments in the neck and spine, you can help improve blood and oxygen flow to the brain and remove signal interferences that prevent you from detecting information on your movement and body orientation. Consequently, this can help you reduce the severity of your dizzying spells and improve your balance.

              So, how have you been feeling lately? Have you experienced any of the warning signs we discussed today while driving? Make sure to discuss these with your go-to Upper Cervical doctor in your city. Alternatively, if you need help finding a new Upper Cervical Chiropractic professional, visit our FREE directory to locate the nearest practice.

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