How a Minimalist Wallet Can Reduce Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most widely reported medical conditions. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lower back pain is the most common type of pain reported by patients and accounts for 25% of health enquiries seeking medical attention. In general patients are prescribed opioids despite a lack of evidence for their efficiency. 

However before you reach for the opioids it is important to consider your lifestyle. Lower back pain can be caused by numerous every day factors such as a lumpy bed or bad posture .Now research has found that the cause for your lower back pain may be sat in your pocket.

According to Stuart McGill, professor of spine biomechanics at the university of Waterloo Ontario, research suggests that an overfilled wallet in your back pocket can be a common cause of lower back pain.

If you carry a thick wallet in your back pocket – perhaps stuffed with cards, photos, tickets, cash and everything else, it is likely that you won’t remove it when you sit down. This is a big mistake. An overstuffed wallet causes you to sit unevenly on a seat which places stress on your spine. Over time this simple action of sitting unevenly will compress joints and muscles and add strain to the lower back. 

The answer is simple and it is in your own hands. Either get a smaller more minimalist wallet or make sure you remove your wallet from your pocket before you sit down. Another option is to invest in a fanny pack so that you can carry all your possessions safely around your waist. Finding a practical solution to lower back pain may be as simple as looking at your own lifestyle habits and effecting simple changes. 

However, lower back pain strikes us all occasionally, however careful we may be. If you experience lower back pain, it’s a great idea to first check out natural remedies, before you visit the doctor for powerful prescription drugs. Terry Naturally Curamin Low Back Pain features powerful natural ingredients in their award winning formula Curamin. Ingredients include Curcumin, Boswelia, Devils Claw and natural pain killer white willow extract. 

The formula offers effective temporary pain relief while supporting healthy cartilage structure to maintain your spine’s natural cushioning.All Terry Naturally supplements are created by Terry Leromond, a nutritional expert, author and authority on natural remedies which he shares on his radio show Terry Talks.