Dr. Alex Hernandez here, Chiropractor in North Bergen. Today I’m going to talk about mainly men who utilize wallets. Okay, so most men carry a thick wallet, maybe an inch or more in their back pocket. This is really bad for your back, and I’m going to explain why.
So when we sit in a normal position, there’s even distribution on both sides and that’s a good thing. What happens when you have a thick wallet, is you sit on the wallet instead of your bottom and you end up twisting your spine and putting pressure on the sciatic nerve. Over time, you’re going to create pain, you can start to get stiff, and you can start to feel sore.
Later, as you continue to put this pressure on this area, your nerves are going to start to hurt, your muscles are going to start to hurt, and you may start to feel a sensation of nerve pain such as numbness or tingling.
When you’re sitting, you’re putting pressure on those nerves, and this is what creates a lot of pain. And this is unnecessary, you should stop carrying your wallet in your back pocket today.
Over a period of time I’ve seen a lot of patients experience sciatic pain because of their wallets, and they have no idea. If you have any questions, or are experiencing any sciatic pain, contact us.