Studies say that almost 70-80 percent people in the world, often complain of sciatica or back pain. While most of it could be attributed to long hours of sitting and the hazards of a sedentary lifestyle; the most common cause is something you might not have expected.

Keeping the wallet in the back pocket

This early age habit of keeping the wallet in the back pocket; sitting on it for long hours while driving/sitting, forces the pelvis and spine out of position.

Source: The Cambodia Herald

The wallet acts like a cram underneath the buttock, which triggers sciatica or back pain.

It creates an imbalance which the body automatically tries to correct, by keeping the head positioned centrally on the pelvis; forcing an unlikely egress from the usual position. This gives rise to excruciating back pain and may also compress sciatic nerves. 

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It's not just the wallet

Anything inside the back pocket may spawn the 'pelvic tilt' that can aggravate bodily harm. Even that precious phone of yours!

Source: Daily Savings

So the next time you head out, ensure that your back pocket is left empty. This simple step can go a long way in ensuring a 'no-pain' lifestyle!

Feature image source: Firas Blog