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Dangers in Your Back Pocket

Posted by: Porter County Wellness on 2/1/2020 12:00 AM

What’s dangerous about a back pocket? People, especially men, often stash small items in their back pockets. Items like wallets, keys, cellphones, and lighters, fit nicely because pockets are designed to hold small things. It’s convenient because you don’t need to carry a bag. However, it’s not good for your spine’s health to shove things in your back pocket.

When you store things like your wallet in your back pocket, your pelvis and spine twist out of position while you sit. This can pinch your sciatic nerve and cause a lot of pain and discomfort. It can also disrupt your posture. Experts say it is best for your pelvis, hips, and spine to sit in a balanced way. The longer you go without changing this habit, the more damage and pain you face in the long run.

A solution to the problem is choosing a money clip, or a thin wallet that can fit in your front pocket. You can also carry a bag. Habits are hard to change, but your back with thank you!

If you are like many others, and have sat on your items for years, call Porter County Wellness to schedule an appointment today. (219) 615-3178. The team at Porter County Wellness is dedicated to helping you live a more comfortable, healthy, pain-free life.