Why Your Wallet Is Causing You Back Problems

If you are like most men, chances are you carry your wallet in the same side of your pants, day after day. It seems like no coincidence that the men who come in for appointments complaining of lower back pain, also carry their wallets in their back pocket.

The pain caused by your wallet alone is referred to as “hip-pocket syndrome” or “wallet-neuropathy”. The pressing of the nerves by the wallet can lead to unnecessary pressure on the sciatic nerve. Symptoms of extreme sciatic pain will feel like numbness in the lower legs, ankle or foot and pain in the lower back.

If you are experiencing these type of symptoms, find a chiropractor that can advise you on a few exercises to alleviate your excruciating pain. In the mean time, try switching to a money clip or perhaps a smaller wallet that you take out of you back pocket every time you sit down.

If you are suffering from back problems from your wallet, contact us at Towne Lake Family Chiropractic to schedule your appointment.

Written by Dr. Kirk Pusey, Posted in Blog

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Dr. Kirk Pusey

Dr. Kirk Pusey

Originally from Michigan, Dr. Kirk Pusey is the director of Towne Lake Family Chiropractic. He graduated with high honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in Detroit and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in 1982, graduating Summa Cum Laude as class Valedictorian. He was the first chiropractor in Towne Lake. He keeps constantly aware of the latest trends in chiropractic by attending numerous seminars and lectures.