The Danger of Wallet on Back Trousers Pocket

Usually, a men put their wallet on a back of trouser pocket. It’s actually the bad idea and danger. Not only pick pocket who always threatens, it’s danger for your health too.

Sitting on a pile of cards, bills, and coins which inside of your wallet, can cause an excruciating pain of your back. It’s a real pain and it has nothing to do with a lack of cash.

The pain condition is triggered by the wallet pressure on nerves in the back. The problem starts when your sciatic nerve, which is right behind your hip joint, gets pinched between the wallet and your hip itself. It causes pain that starts from your hip, but can send aches all the way down your leg.

The condition is becoming so common that it has even been given its own name – hip-pocket syndrome or wallet-neuropathy.

And if the condition come over and over time, this can cause sciatica (a pain or numbness in the lower leg, ankle or foot). Walking, sitting and lying down can become extremely painful. Some people can only find relief when they stand still.

Physiotherapists say they have seen a surge in the number of men complaining of lower back pain and urethral, lowly wallet is their chief suspect.

“I’ve noticed more and more patients coming into my clinic with this condition and many of my colleagues have also noticed an increase,” said Julian Firth, a physiotherapist in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, told to BBC.

And experts told the same thing too. Stuart McGill, Ph.D., professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo said that who sit down with their wallets in their back trouser pocket risk damaging key nerves.

In fact, when McGill conducted experiments to study back pain, he has people sit with small, wallet-sized objects under one butt cheek.

“Stuffing a wallet in your back pocket also tilts your pelvis to one side, which puts more stress on your spine. Instead of sitting upright, you actually round your lower back,” says McGill.

“And the bigger your wallet, the more lopsided you’re forced to sit—and the achier you’ll end up”.

Switching your billfold to your front pocket won’t help much, as it can create a pinch between your thigh and torso—especially when in you’re in a car—that can also lead to discomfort.

Your best tip for you now: Take your wallet out of your pants when you sit down or drive. Put it in your jacket pocket or somewhere else.wallet_bag_

Source: BBC and Newstalk

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