It would be shocking to know that the back pain that throbs you might be due to the way you dress.
Skinny jeans, oversized bags and those worn on one side of the body, coats with large fluffy hoods, high heeled shoes and backless shoes, are some of the things that cause back pain
, according to a survey from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA).
‘Nearly 28 percent of women are aware that their clothing effects their back while 33% were completely unaware that the high heels, skinny jeans and heavy bags could impact their back or neck health.’
The survey showed that three-quarters (73 percent) of women have suffered with back pain and their wardrobe could be a major cause of the discomfort.
"While overloaded and heavy handbags are a common culprit, some more unexpected items like skinny jeans
can also wreak havoc -- they restrict free movement in areas such as the hips and knees, affecting the way we hold our bodies
," Tim Hutchful, chiropractor at BCA, said in a statement.
"New trends such as asymmetric hemlines, oversized sleeves and hoods and heavy jewellery can also create problems," Hutchful added.
Are Women Aware?
Nearly 28 percent of women are aware clothing effects their back, but 33% were completely unaware that their choice of clothing could impact their back or neck health
"I am always surprised at how many of my patients are unaware that their clothing and accessories can affect their back health and their posture and, equally, how many decide their outfit-choice outweighs their pain," Hutchful said.
Suggesting a slew of measures to reduce the impact on the posture and overall health, Hutchful suggested, "Try and limit the number of times you wear skinny jeans or high heels every week where you're giving your body a break, or try investing in a backpack for days when you have a lot to carry around."