As the summer approaches and the days get longer more and more of us are heading out to the links and enjoying a sport that all levels of play can enjoy. Golf is a great form of exercise, the golf swing however is an unnatural motion that can cause unusual stresses and injuries. Injuries to the low back account for the largest proportion of golf ailments in one’s season. It has been estimated that approximately 80% of all amateurs play with back pain or injury at some point in their playing days.
Poor swing mechanics, excessive practice, and poor physical conditioning are just a few of the attributions responsible for the development of lower back pain. Typically the muscles surrounding the lower back are tight and weak and can be aggravated by the bending and twisting nature of the game.
At Backbones Chiropractic and Sports Therapy we can assist you in keeping your back in shape with chiropractic adjustments, Active Release Technique (ART®), massage, and specific exercises to strengthen the area. Lowering your risk of injury is just as important as lowering your score and handicap.