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  • Dr. Michael Mollenhauer

Topic: Wallets

Wallets are carried by many, including the most famous wallet of George Costanza. The most common place men carry their wallet is in the back pocket. That pocket almost seems created for this exact purpose, let’s discuss.

It is very easy and convenient to throw a wallet in the back pocket of our pants but this causes many problems. When sitting down this cause our pelvis to be slanted as I attempt to show in the photo (using the slanted table). If we are sitting with a wallet in our left pocket, can you see how the left side of the pelvis gets hiked up? It has to. The analogy I always use is imagine a car with tires that are larger on the leftt side vs the right. The passengers will be sitting on an angle. This doesn’t sound ideal.

Another thing to note is that with the wallet on the leftt, we don’t simply sit on angled above this point. Somewhere in the spine above the wallet it will ‘correct’ and tilt back the other way so that our head and shoulders are sitting level. Now we have created TWO problems. Somewhere in the lumbar/thoracic spine we will tilt to the opposite of the wallet. This also causes unnecessary strain on another area.

All these issues can be fixed by simple moving the wallet into a front pocket or jacket. That doesn’t sound that hard, does it?

Until next time, DON’T SIT ON YOUR WALLET.

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