Why saggy pants, skinny jeans are bad for your health

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Difficult as it is to imagine, the clothes and other accessories you wear can have an adverse affect on your overall health and posture.

Dr. Alex Vidan of the Vidan Family Chiropractic office visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to explain.

For instance, sagging pants can alter one’s gate and affect the pelvis, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, and cervical spine. And skinny jeans that are too tight can cut off the nerve flow to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, causing tingling in the thigh.

Heavy purses worn on the same shoulder over time can cause a high shoulder on the side where the purse is worn. This may cause a change in the upper thoracic spine and cervical spine.

And thick wallets kept in the back pocket can cause unleveling of the pelvis, causing one side to be high in the pelvis, putting stress on the lumbar spine.

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