Ways to Avoid Back Pain Playing Golf

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Ways to Avoid Back Pain Playing Golf

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Many golfers deal with some kind of pain one way or another.  Whether it’s the pain of not making par, or the pain developing in your back. McKolosky Chiropractic can help you find relief for your back pain, maybe not your golf handicap.

Golfing is viewed as a leisure sport, but there is a lot more to it than just hitting a golf ball. Because of the repetitive motion, you use many different muscles throughout your body. You use all the muscles in your neck, back, legs, and arms when you play golf. Over use and not resting when you should can lead to injury and pain.

The ways to avoid back pain playing golf.

Warm up

Just like any other sport, it is very important to stretch before you play golf. Golf is a sport of balance of strength and flexibility.  By stretching before a round, you will loosen your muscles and relieve tension. Stretch the whole time you are playing. This will help alleviate build up of muscle tension.

Hit the Range

Whether you’re a novice or just rusty, starting your golf game slow is very important. It’s a good idea to hit the driving range and get your body warmed up before you hit the course. By starting slowly at the driving range, your body can get used to the motion of  your swing before you start swinging for the fences.

Stay in shape

Keeping your body fit and in shape will help protect you from injury and back pain. Some of the best workouts for golfers are ones that incorporate rotation. This will prepare your body for movement during a round.  

Rest

Many people think they can golf everyday. Though it is perfectly fine to do so, it is even more important to be aware with how you are feeling. Resting in between golfing days will do your body a good favor. It is also important to take your time while playing. We don’t recommend golfing slow because that will anger the group behind you, but golf at a proper pace. If you start to feel pain in your back, it is very important to rest. If you play through the pain, you may injure yourself more.

If you are feeling discomfort or pain, it may be time to give us a visit at McKolosky Chiropractic. We love to golf too, so we will help get you back on the course as soon as possible.

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