Men and Their Wallets
September 23, 2010
It’s true – guys’ wallets aren’t heavy like a woman’s purse can be. But did you know that something as small and light as a wallet can still create a degenerative change in the spine?
A lot of men carry their wallets in their back pocket, which is probably one of the worst places for it to be – especially when sitting! When you sit on a wallet for just a few hours it produces imbalance in the pelvis then the lower back. The body then tries to adapt which can affect the entire spine.
When we create imbalance from external stressors, our bodies start to incorporate that imbalance as normal posture. This produces imbalanced messages from body to brain and can cause premature degenerative change in the spine.
So how can you protect your spine? Carry your wallet in your front pocket, cargo pocket or jacket pocket. If you must carry it in your back pocket, make sure you take it out whenever you sit down.