The Wallet Thread

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  1. Conifurious Active Member

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    This is something that came up in a recent conversation I had with some friends about jeans. It's silly, but somehow it has me worried. They mentioned that keeping your wallet in one pocket for extended periods of time (over years) can actually affect the alignment of the spinal column and ruin your posture later in life.

    It's this true/possible?! Has anyone ever even heard of such a thing?

    Despite what you guys may think from my posts/typing or whatever, I am a horribly naive guy and I just tend to eat this sort of stuff up. Is it true? :(
     
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    lol, could be true actually. Just use a thinner wallet.
     
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    Yikes, hope its not true. Maybe I'll start wearing two wallets from now on.
     
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    Thats the smartest thing I've ever heard! as well as a deffinite solution!
     
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    I'd say no.
    How many people have got wallets?
    Like 25% of the population I guess.
    How many people carry them 24/7?
    About 10% of the total population, so that's 10% with ruined postures.
    That's a littlebit too much imo.
     
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    Yeah but so many die heard denim heads have huge thick ass wallets. Which would throw most of your stats out of the door!
     
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    I beliveve this statement to be very true. That's one of the reasons I don't wear a wallet in my backpocket. Your back has to compensate for to extra pressure that your wallet applies to your spine. I'm not saying that I'm 100% sure about this but for me atleast my back started to feel weird after using a wallet in my backpocket for awhile.
     
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    omg now i got scared. i've been putting my wallet on my back pocket for years now. :(

    then where u should put ur wallet in? i dun wanna have a wallet mark on my front pocket. -_-
     
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    especially if u have a huge heavy wallet?
    i started using a money clip and am much happier
     
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    Woulden't sitting on a soft surface (car seat, couch, bed, some computer chairs etc.) just kind of absorb the lump that is your spine crippling wallet? I mean, who sits on a hard surface all day? Besides...how many of us have perfect posture to begin with? :p
     
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    Unless you spend all day naked then something you're wearing will have some effect on your posture at some point in the day so as a wallet is such a small item i wouldn't worry about it. it's not like you've got 10kg constantly strapped to one arm or anything like that! and if you're actually that bothered do some yoga or something.
     
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    Geeze, ever since i read this thread my backs been bugging me lol.
     
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    I can imagine carrying that road-monster RM around for years could affect your spine but on the other hand, it can't be that dramatic? either way, dunno how it is for other people but when I carry a wallet it's hardly all day, just when I'm outta the house... so, use your wallet with moderation and it'll be ok I think
     
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    Lol, probably your mind playing tricks on u:)
     
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    The power of suggestion at it's finest. :lol:
     
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    this topic discussed in a episode of seinfeld. i dont remember what happened but i do remember seeing if a few years back.
     
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    I have also heard this. I never really payed that much attention anyways. I frequent the chiropractor, so he will always straighten me out.:p
     
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    I've had a problem in the past, just comfort-wise with carrying a wallet in the past, so now I have a very small front-pocket wallet.

    My grandfather actually had a more serious issue, though. He used to carry a rather thick wallet all the time. After a long car ride, he lost feeling in one leg and could hardly move. After about 30 min or so it was better, but still, that'd be really scary. I found out about it after asking why he carried a money clip in one pocket, and a card holder in the other.
     
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    Or maybe just switch? hehe

    I never wear a wallet, I think it looks stupid. And yeah, I think it might be true about the way if affects your back
     
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    That was propably from the extra amount of pressure that arised from the wallet. Leg problems are very often related to the back/spine.

    I don't want to scary anyone away from using a wallet i their backpocket. I would still do it if it felt ok but since it started bothering me a just carry it somewhere else.

    If you do experince some symptoms I think you should take the wallet out of your pocket just to check if it the wallet that is givinng back/Leg pain. Just a thought
     

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