Men, where does your wallet belong?
It’s a close relationship between a man and his wallet. My number one rule for men and their wallet: Do not sit on it! Honestly, just hand it over. I’m sure it’s an old time habit but if you are about to sit in your office chair or drive for long bouts of time, take your wallet out. How does your wallet affect your back? It creates an imbalance and unleveled surface. To correct the imbalance the body creates compensations in your spine. It’s an undue unevenness that does an extra pull and strain on the body and creates irregularity which increases or causes back pain. When it comes to lower back pain, there are many causes. Posture is a frequent cause of backache. Poor posture while sitting, sleeping and standing in an imbalanced position does cause pain. One way to maintain proper posture while sitting is to avoid sitting on your wallet. Your wallet created imbalances maybe the cause of lower back pain. I’ve had patients crawl in after just bending down to pick up keys. More often than not, these acute problems take less time to treat and see results in the reduction of pain. It’s the chronic, long time, habit related issues that take time to structurally align. Each condition is unique; at my office, we have personalized treatment plans that give the right amount of treatment; nothing less, nothing more. I notice it during my examination how the lower back is affected by adding uneven weight. I have my patients empty their pockets of keys, eye drops, mints, changes and their wallet prior to adjusting them. Men, you carry a lot of things in your pockets. Anytime you have to sit more than half hour, please take your wallet out of your back pocket. A healthier option may be to move your wallet to your front pocket. I also recommend if you are suffering from pain for more than a few days, consult your doctor or chiropractor to get appropriate treatment. Live life pain free.
Yours in health,