14th March 2017 – Skinny jeans, large handbags and coats with fluffy hoods top the list of fashion items responsible for causing backache in women, chiropractors are warning.
It follows research which shows that over a quarter of women are aware that the wrong clothing choice can alter posture and trigger back or neck pain but are not influenced by this when they hit the shops.
The British Chiropractic Association (BCA), which carried out the survey, found that a third of women were unaware that some of their favourite fashion items and accessories might impact on their back or neck health.
It is urging women to limit the length of time that they wear some items in their wardrobe.
However, physiotherapists say there is no evidence that clothing causes harm, and women should not be scared about the contents of their wardrobes.
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