Do you carry your wallet in your back pocket? Or maybe even your phone or handkerchief?
It seems a convenient way to carry our items that we don't want to hold, but it can cause your body a lot of pain.
Sitting in the office all day, driving too and from work or even going out for dinner and sitting at a restaurant can all be contributing to the problem.
Below is an image that shows just what is happening to your bones when you sit down with something in your back pocket.
One side of your pelvis is lifted higher than the other, causing an abnormal tilt.
Now everyone has heard of a "pain in the back pocket" but the wallet is not the only culprit, sitting with anything thick in your pocket such as a phone, handkerchief, cash, credit cards or even receipts have the ability to cause damage to your back
Most of this pain can be prevented by removing whatever is in your back pocket when you sit down, placing it in a secure drawer nearby, placing it in a jacket pocket instead or even placing it inside a small bag.