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Wallet and Back Pain

Wallet and Back Pain

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Published by rajiverma
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Published by: rajiverma on Mar 25, 2010
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Wallets are causing men
unbearable pain
and it has nothing to do with a lack of cash.Physiotherapists say they have seen a surgein the number of men complaining of lowerback pain and the lowly wallet is their chiefsuspect.
Experts say men who sit down with theirwallets in their back trouser pocket riskdamaging key nerves
Men who drive with their wallet stuffed intotheir back trouser pocket appear to be mostat risk.
The condition is a form
sciatic neuropathy 
, since it affects thesciatic nerve. But it's becomingso common that it has evenbeen given other names --hip-pocket syndrome or walletneuropathy.
sciatica sciatica 
is piriformissyndrome, socalled because of the involvement of thepiriformis, a short, thick, pear-shapedmuscle that runs from your sacrum, thelower part of your pelvic bone, to thehead of your femur, or upper thigh bone.
You use this muscle when you extend your hip or rotate it outward.In most people, the sciatic nerve cord runs near this muscle.
•Treatment is aimed at maximizingmobility and independence. Thecause of the nerve dysfunctionshould be identified and treated asappropriate. In some cases, notreatment is required. Exercise andphysical therapy is introduced intothe treatment regime .
Prevention varies depending on the cause of the nervedamage. Avoid prolonged sitting or lying with pressure on thebuttocks
, and exercise.
Or ……the safest way …. Keep your wallet in safe hands …with your wife’s ….
Prepared by Elham Al Saadi -ZADCO –HSE
References BBC News/ Med.online

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