Golfers Love Chiropractic
by Wendy on 19th December 2019
Golf is relaxing and therapeutic, so it’s no surprise that so many people enjoy playing, especially when it comes with a beautiful green environment as standard. But the day after, some golfers experience severe pain in their lower back. What’s the link?
According to the PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association), lower back pain is very common; often the result of too much play. But it affects part-timers, too: occasional golfers are also susceptible to back pain, but in their case it’s because they don’t play often enough!
As with any sport, fitness levels are important. Occasional golfers may also lack the proper swing technique. Plus, because they are more likely to be less physically active than their full-time counterparts, they tend to swing harder, straining their muscles. Investing in some lessons to learn the proper swing techniques can reduce the risk of injury. Golfers also need to consider their endurance levels. As a golfer becomes tired, their swings can become more difficult, leading to stiffness and spinal stress —both common causes of lower back pain.
There are things you can do to help prevent lower back pain; take regular walks or engage in other aerobic activity, for example. And be mindful of your posture at all times.
Many professional golfers rely on regular chiropractic care; if it’s good enough for Tiger Woods, it could work for you, too. Get in touch today for an initial consultation —we’re on 0161 763 1700 between the hours of 8am and 7pm, Monday to Friday, and our friendly team will be happy to help you.