Having a wallet stuffed full of cash and cards is usually viewed as a positive thing. As it turns out, however, an overstuffed, oversized wallet could be contributing to pain in your hips, back, or buttocks. To avoid issues like these, you may want to try carrying your money somewhere else.

Have you been experiencing back pain lately? As strange as it may sound, that pain could be caused by your wallet. Hip-pocket syndrome and wallet sciatica are both common conditions that are diagnosed in people who carry their wallets in their pockets.

Even if your wallet is relatively small, you still shouldn’t spend all day sitting on it. The extra height added by your wallet throws your hips and pelvis out of alignment, which can lead to pain in your lower back and legs. The alignment problems caused by your wallet can affect nearly every part of your body.

How can you solve this problem? The answer isn’t to start carrying your wallet in your front pocket. Otherwise, you may find yourself experiencing pinching or pain in the area between your thigh and your torso. The best option is to remove your wallet from your pocket anytime you sit down.

Tips To Minimize Wallet-Related Pain

Now that you have a better idea of why you shouldn’t carry your wallet in your back pocket, these tips will help you avoid pain:

  • Downsize your wallet. Choosing a minimalist wallet will keep you from stuffing too much inside of it. That way, it will be small enough to carry in the pocket of your shirt or jacket.
  • Use a money clip. Money clips are compact, making them easy to carry without causing any pain.
  • Don’t carry a wallet. Instead, rely on your mobile device to pay for your purchases.

There is no point in allowing an overstuffed wallet to cause you pain. Making just a few simple changes to how you carry your money can help your back, hips, and legs feel a lot better. If you have already got pain related to your wallet. Reach out to the chiropractics at Alaska Back Care.