Hip-Pocket Syndrome! Guys beware!

United States
June 21, 2011 3:36am CST
Hi guys! Do you usually put your wallet in your back pocket. Change your habit from now on, because surveys proved that a person who put their wallet will have unbalance body, and severe bad backache. The survey says that the wallet press the important nerve at the back of our body. "My patient increase each days, complaining the same thing. This condition caused by the wallet position that press important nerves and at the same time it makes them feel backache" said Julian Forth, a physiotherapist from Buckhurst Hill, Essex
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5 responses
@petersum (4524)
• United States
21 Jun 11
Sounds like someone has a lot of free time on their hands. He should be here on mylot starting ridiculous discussions! Men have been carrying their wallets that way since trousers were invented. NOW he finds this out? Oh, a survey! Well, that has to be bogus doesn't it? Like physiotherapists conduct surveys all the time. What a pain in the...
@owlwings (44065)
• Cambridge, England
21 Jun 11
The news item is genuine enough: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2664615.stm ... how much this person's real intentions are to slim down the bulge in people's hip pockets by extracting folded paper is another matter!
• China
22 Jun 11
Hi,there!Luckily I don't have a wallet to hold so much money and put it in my back pocket so that my nurve is harmed. I don't have a habit to place my money in my backpockets,that way it's never safe enough,I don't have that money for the thieves,hehe.
@leeloo (1492)
• Portugal
21 Jun 11
The problem with these surveys and studies is that it takes a long time to prove. It makes sense that it would cause an unbalance in hips thus causing pressure and pain in the lower back. I know that there have been several studies that show it does affect the lower back and it is a general recommendation of many orthopedic surgeons. I know of at least 2 family members that reduced the pain in their back by removing their wallets from their back pocket, this was recommended to both, before and after major spinal surgeries, so this is not something new (one of the surgeries was nearly 15 years ago). The thing is like smoking for instance, even though it was suspected it took decades to prove that there was a direct correlation between certain illnesses and smoking so who knows if and when this is proved.
@owlwings (44065)
• Cambridge, England
21 Jun 11
Surveys have also proved that keeping your wallet in your back pocket can also lead to unbalanced bank accounts, unexpected shortages in cash flow and severe headache and embarrasment due to reaching for the wallet only to find that it's not there. This is by far the most important reason for not keeping your wallet in your back pocket. Some of the symptoms described may also be caused by visiting high profile physiotherapists. The physiotherapist's name, by the way, is Firth, not Forth, as can be seen here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2664615.stm
@potrish78 (742)
• Philippines
21 Jun 11
Thank you for this warning. I could tell my guy friends who usually put their wallet on their back pocket. Since I'm a lady I don't usually put my wallet on my back pocket. I have it on my bag. This is really very informative and I appreciate that you are sharing it on to the mylot community.