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Anybody else get back pain after driving for a few hours? I’ve tried different seat positions and pillows but nothing seems to work. I’ve put over 175,000 Miles on my Honda Odyssey with no problem so I think it’s the “bucket” style in the Volt that’s the problem. I’m 5’11” 175 lbs.
 

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I personally find the head restraint to be a little too close (most people do not). That can cause some discomfort for me on a long drive. For that, putting a thin cushion on the seat back can fix it.
 

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Try raising the seat up if you can. That way it’s more of a seat versus having your legs going more straight outward.
 

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Back pain is not caused by a car. It is caused by poor core muscle strength. Get a good trainer or Physical Therapist and get started on an exercise program.
 

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I would have to mostly agree with caskConditionedAle above. I doubt very much the seat alone would be the cause of your back pain. But you could try a few different seat settings and a lumbar roll to help relieve it. Once your back settles down (back pain can often last 6 weeks if it is muscular damage) then I would start doing some exercises/yoga recommended by your physiotherapist to strengthen and make more flexible that affected area.

About 3 years ago I started having what I thought was sciatica pain down my right leg whenever I was driving - and it mattered not what vehicle I was driving. Removing my wallet from that side rear pocket greatly helped. I then read this:
https://www.physio-pedia.com/Piriformis_Syndrome

and since doing some yoga style stretching of that piriformis muscle I have almost completely relieved the problem.

I hope you find some relief whatever you do...
 

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My '18 Volt is much more comfortable than our '17 Buick Encore.
 

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As I mentioned in another post, the Volt is the only car I don't get lower back pain in. I have to use a small pillow in other cars but that only extends the length of time I can drive by 15 minutes. I don't know how far I could get in the Volt as my longest trip so far is one hour but that's double what I could do in the others.
 
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