For many men, carrying their wallet in their back pocket is second nature. It fits perfectly in the back pocket, it isn’t in the way when trying to bend over or sit down, and it is convenient and easy to get to. Carrying a wallet on your body allows it to always be with you when you need it and greatly decreases the chances that you will lose it.
However, wallets can get pretty bulky when you are carrying around your I.D., credit cards, insurance cards, business cards, and money. Some men even carry coins in their wallets, which make them even thicker. Medical professionals have been able to make a clear connection between men carrying their wallets in their back pockets and ongoing lower back and hip pain.
You may have heard of the sciatic nerve before or something called sciatica, but you may not have really know what it was. The sciatic nerve is right behind the hip joint and often gets pinched between the hip and the wallet when you are sitting with your wallet in your back pocket.
The pain often starts in the hip and moves to the back, but sometimes men report it primarily in the back. Still some will experience pain, sometimes shooting pain, all the way down their leg. Sitting on a bulky wallet also makes the spine a bit lopsided, which can lead to added stress and physical pain.
The thicker your wallet is, the worst the pain can feel. There are however a couple options to eliminate the chances of hurting yourself. The first, of course, is to stop carrying your wallet in your back pocket. This may seem like a more feasible option for some over others due to typical wardrobe and lifestyle. However, it is an option.
The second option is to start using a minimalist money clip. Part of the problem with wallets is that they give you too much room to carry things. This leads to bulky and harmful wallets. A minimalist money clip ensures that you are only carrying the essential items you need such as your photo I.D. and cash.
They are thin enough to fit reduce the potential for pain if carried in your back pocket, but they are also thin enough to fit comfortable in a front pocket. The reason many men do not like carrying their wallet in their front pocket is because the bulkiness of the wallet is uncomfortable in the front pocket.
There are many options in minimalist wallets that hold cash or a super thin wallet. The various options allow you to choose the thin wallet that best matches your style and goes with your life. You do not have to limit yourself to one specific style, color, or feature. Due to their minimalist nature, they will fit perfectly into most wardrobes and color schemes.
Some people are intimidated or turned off by the word minimalist because they think they have to adhere to a certain lifestyle that has been deemed minimalist. However, that is simply not the case. You can choose minimalist items that benefit you and fit easily into your current lifestyle without having to brand yourself as a minimalist.
A minimalist money clip has many benefits from reduce clutter and waste to eliminating potential back and leg pain. A lot of people use them that would not consider themselves minimalists in the overall sense of the word. Further, a minimalist money clip is low cost, easy to find, and makes a great gift.
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