A look at the problems caused by a fat wallet!
Millions of guys drive with their wallet in their back pocket, but they can’t figure out why they moan when they get out of the car.
THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENS. When one cheek is riding around higher than the other, that bump on your rump can trigger chronic pain in your back, hips and shoulders, and set off foot cramps. We are used to seeing people with back problems on a daily basis due to injury, repetitive spinal stress or poor core stability but did you know that a simple thing like wearing your wallet in your back pocket could be the cause of your pain. 80% of people will suffer from an episode of back pain at some point in their lives and a lot of these are easily preventable.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BACK AND BUTT. Eventually, after constantly wearing your wallet you will compress the sciatic nerve (it runs from each side of the spine down through the back of each thigh to the foot) and cause searing leg pain and numbness called sciatica. You also can aggravate the piriformis muscle (it’s near your glutes), which can irritate the nerve and trigger lower back and sciatic pain. Many men carry a wallet in their back pocket, some for many decades without a thought as to how this may be affecting their spinal health.
Because the pelvis and hips are the foundation of the spine, everything that sits on that foundation will be affected by this wedge. The body will compensate for this by pulling the spine towards the side of the wallet (the right) to even out the imbalance, the head may also be pulled to one side to keep the eyes level with the floor.
HERE IS HOW YOU FIX IT
Get that wallet out of your back pocket!
Next, do stretches to restore alignment and relax tense muscles (check out a easy stretch video below)
Visit Dr. Tannenbaums office to seek treatment;especially if you are 40 and older and are having sciatica and back pain. Dr. Tannenbaum’s office is equipped with the latest technology and latest treatments to help cure sciatica pain and revive your back. Your wallet may reflect your succes but your back and butt shouldn’t hurt because of it and after years of abuse your back and spine could use the help of Tannenbaum Chiropractic.
YOU NEED TO STRETCH? Try this exercise from Risa Sheppard of Sheppard Method Pilates
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