Travel insurance for back conditions
In the UK back pain is a common problem that will affect most people during their lifetime, according to the NHS. It can be triggered by anything from bad posture, bending awkwardly or lifting incorrectly. But the good news is that in most cases it’s not a serious condition and usually gets better within 12 weeks.
With this in mind, back pain should not stop you from travelling to your dream destination. However, if you are worried that it may be a problem on holiday, a tailored insurance package with Staysure will put your mind at rest. We consider all medical conditions and you can get a no obligation online quote here or by contacting our travel insurance team on 0800 033 4902.
Why do I need travel insurance if I have a bad back?
A good question. The simple answer is accidents do happen and the last thing you want is to have your holiday ruined by back pain. But if the problem does arise, you can rest assured that you’ll be in safe hands to get the treatment you need.
Back problems could lead to missed flights, cancelled excursions or costly hospital visits. By declaring your back pain when you take out holiday insurance you will be covered if something goes wrong, plus you will have access to a 24-hour emergency helpline in English, should you need it.
Our team of friendly travel insurance specialists are at the ready to assess your insurance needs and offer you the best options available.
Our easy medical screening process enables you to declare your condition and get a personal quote online in minutes. Alternatively, please call our travel insurance specialists on 0800 033 4902 who are happy to help.
Tips for travelling with back pain
- When flying, request an aisle seat so you can get up and stretch easily
- A heavy bag isn’t just an inconvenience, it can also make your back problems worse by straining muscles and joints. Pack light to avoid unnecessary strain
- It’s a good idea to bring gel packs that can be frozen or heated to treat swelling, sore muscles and back pain
- Keep a doctor’s note about your condition handy just in case airport security have issues with the packs in your hand luggage
- Bring painkillers with you as back pain can strike unexpectedly and you might not be able to find a pharmacy quickly
- If you’re planning a city break, why not opt for a bus or boat tour as these tend to involve less walking. Plus, if your back starts to hurt, you can just stay on board rather than walk
- If you’re travelling alone, contact the airline if you need help with your luggage, getting around the airport or anything else.
- During the flight, wear clothes that allow you to move freely
- On holiday pace yourself and don’t overdo it. Rest when you can and continue with any exercises that your doctor has recommended
- The National Health Service (NHS) advises all travellers to cover their holidays adequately with a private travel insurance policy, using their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) as additional cover only
- Lastly, if you are worried, speak to your GP about any concerns before you book your holiday.
Travel Insurance for Back Conditions
Get a travel insurance quote online in a matter of minutes or call Staysure on 0800 033 4902.