Golfing is not known to be a high impact sport but any amateur golfer knows that a day on the green can cause stress on your body. The average golfer swings their club at 75 – 95 mph. Additionally, if you are carrying your clubs when you play 18 holes, you could be carrying a 40 pound bag through miles of terrain. The combination of a golf swing’s twisting repetitive movement and carrying your clubs can cause chaos to your lower back. As soon as the pain starts, it is essential to visit a trained chiropractor to maintain proper alignment of your spine.
How Chiropractic Helps Golfers
Chiropractic can treat pain from golfing and prevent future injuries. Sound too good to be true? Studies have shown that various forms of treatment options for chronic pain, showed a 75% success rate for improving game with golfers.
Chiropractic adjustments, as well as appropriate exercises, aligns the spinal joints so they can share the excessive loads. This means that you will not be able to swing as powerfully and have poor posture with an increased chance of injuries. By optimizing your spine, your posture and performance can improve.
According to Dr. Tom La Fountain, Director of Chiropractic Services for the PGA Tour, 80 percent of injuries from golfing are back related. He predicts that it is likely due to the repetitive nature of golf. The repetitive, twisting motion misaligns the spine and makes a golfer more prone to muscle strains.
Are you a golfer suffering from back pain? Dr. Funk Chiropractic offers chiropractic care for golfers in Roseville, California. Contact us today to get back out on the green with improved performance. Our Roseville chiropractors are ready to help!