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Where is your wallet?

The one most common reason behind most people’s back pain is the habit of keeping wallets/phones in their back pockets and sitting on them while driving, working, etc for an extensive period of time which forces the body posture specially the pelvis and spine out of position.

When one butt cheek is higher than the other you end up twisting the pelvis (look at the image below).

Mich-aligned spine because of sitting on a wallet

Our body automatically on impulse tries to correct by keeping the head positioned centrally on the pelvis which now needs turning and slanting of spine. Due to this, the spine becomes misaligned there is muscular imbalance which could become one of the reasons for back pain. Your shoulders slump and you get neck and shoulder pain. It may also lead to compress sciatic nerves and self-inflicted back pain due to sciatica.


The healthiest option is to move that wallet to your front pocket. If you must keep you wallet in your back pocket you should remove it before you sit down.